Location: Bldg. 78, Rm. 1001

Dr. Xiao Deng

Post-Doc Researcher, CIPR

Dr. Xiao Deng is a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Integrative Petroleum Research (CIPR) at KFUPM. His primary research interests encompass the wetting behavior of fluids on rock surface, and the mechanisms and impact of wettability alteration on oil recovery. He possesses a keen interest in chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (cEOR), especially in the application of surfactants, nanofluids, chelating agents, etc., in the naturally fractured, oil-wet reservoirs.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (Dhahran), KSA, 2022
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), China, 2017
  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, China University of Petroleum (Beijing), China, 2014

Research Interests

  • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
  • Wettability alteration
  • Fluid dynamics visualization

Selected Publications

  • Deng, X.; Kamal, M.S.; Patil, S.; Hussain, S.M.S.; Mahmoud, M.; Shehri, D. Al; Abu-Khamsin, S.; Mohanty, K. Wettability Alteration on Carbonate Rock by the Mixture of the Gemini Surfactant and Chelating Agent. Energy & Fuels 2022, doi:10.1021/ACS.ENERGYFUELS.2C03045.
  • Deng, X.; Patil, S.; Kamal, M. S.; Mahmoud, M.; Sultan, A. Wettability Alteration of Carbonate Rock by Chelating Agents and Viscoelastic Surfactants : Synergetic Impact. Energy & Fuels 2022, 36 (14), 7391–7401. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.2c01003.
  • Deng, X.; Zhou, X.; Shahzad Kamal, M.; Muhammad, S.; Hussain, S.; Mahmoud, M.; Patil, S. A Modified Contact Angle Measurement Process to Suppress Oil Drop Spreading and Improve Precision. Mol. 2022, Vol. 27, Page 1195 2022, 27 (4), 1195. https://doi.org/10.3390/MOLECULES27041195.
  • Deng, X.; Shahzad Kamal, M.; Patil, S.; Muhammad Shakil Hussain, S.; Zhou, X.; Mahmoud, M. Wettability Alteration of Locally Synthesized Cationic Gemini Surfactants on Carbonate Rock. J. Mol. Liq. 2021, 344, 117817. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2021.117817.
  • Deng, X.; Tariq, Z.; Murtaza, M.; Patil, S.; Mahmoud, M.; Kamal, M. S. Relative Contribution of Wettability Alteration and Interfacial Tension Reduction in EOR: A Critical Review. Journal of Molecular Liquids. Elsevier March 1, 2021, p 115175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2020.115175.
  • Deng, X.; Kamal, M. S.; Patil, S.; Hussain, S. M. S.; Zhou, X. A Review on Wettability Alteration in Carbonate Rocks: Wettability Modifiers. Energy and Fuels 2020, 34 (1), 31–54. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b03409.
  • Wu, X.; Huang, Z.; Li, G.; Li, R.; Yan, P.; Deng, X.; Mu, K.; Dai, X. Experiment on Coal Breaking with Cryogenic Nitrogen Jet. J. Pet. Sci. Eng. 2018, 169, 405–415. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.PETROL.2018.05.061.

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