Dr. Jun Ge

Dr. Jun Ge
Research Scientist Associate IV
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
Telephone
512-471-1836
Fax
512-471-0140

Experienced in Reservoir Geomechanical modeling and simulation, CO2 Storage and EOR simulation, Salt Water Disposal Simulations, Hydraulic Fracturing design, Natural Fracture analyses, and related commercial software.

  • Research Interests

    Reservoir modeling and simulation

    Rock mechanics and hydraulic fracturing

    CCS and CO2 EOR

    Waste subsurface disposal

  • Education

    Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 2018

    Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2009

    Master of Science in Economic Geology, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2003

    Bachelor of Science in Geology, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China, 2000

  • Professional History

    Research Scientist Associate, Bureau of Economic Geology, UT Austin, Austin, Texas, March 2019

    • Working on the Delaware Basin Hydrogeological Modeling for TexNet Seismic Monitoring Program and Center for Integrated Seismicity Research.

    Reservoir Engineer, Energy and Environmental Research Center, Grand Forks, North Dakota, July 2011- February 2019

    • In charge of constructing the Geomechanical Models for several DOE and/or Industry-funded projects (including the Bell Creek Project with DOE and Denbury) on CO2 sequestration and CO2 EOR in PCOR (The Plains CO2 Reduction) Partnership.
    • Working on the Bakken Production Optimization Program (BPOP).
    • Project management on the Evaluation of Saltwater Disposal Options for Oasis.
    • Leading the simulation work in CO2 storage resources project for evaluations on the factors that affects the CO2 storage efficiency in deep saline formations and CO2 EOR recovery factor in some oil and gas fields.
    • Leading the simulation work in the project “Field Implementation Plan for A Williston Basin Brine Extraction and Storage Test (BEST Phase I)”, and Working on the simulation work for BEST Phase II (which was funded $15,000,000 after Phase I).
    • Among the leadership for the project on the natural fracture evaluations on several oil fields in Bakken, Williston Basin, performed as Key researcher o DFN (Discrete Fracture Network) fracture analysis.
    • Leading the reservoir engineering work in the Denbury CO2 Sequestration Project. Leading the reservoir simulation work for the CarbonSafe Project.

    Intern, Golder Associates Inc., Redmond, Washington, 2010

    • Participated in developing and testing a hydraulic fracturing simulator for naturally fractured tight gas reservoirs
    • Performed the Pressure Decline Analysis for a Hydraulic Fracturing Project on Barnett Shale, and participated the wrapping up of the final version of FracMan 7.30

    Graduate Research Assistant, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, September 2007 - July 2011

    • Master’s Thesis: Modeling and Analysis of Reservoir Response to Stimulation by Water Injection
    • Well Stimulation Project “Failure Potential Analysis around a Hydraulic Fracture in Jointed Rocks,” Supported by Crisman Institute for Petroleum Research, and Department of Energy
    • Worked on several numerical simulation projects on hydraulic fracturing in tight gas reservoir funded Department of Energy and oil companies.

    Graduate Research Assistant, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, January 2006 - August 2007

    • Hydraulic fracture propagation, Supported by Department of Energy
    • Wellbore stability analysis

    Assistant Researcher, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing, China, September 2003 - December 2005

    • 2 years of Geological Field Research Work on Tibetan Plateau
    • Participated in several projects related to the researches on Tibetan Plateau

    Research Assistant, Peking University, Beijing, China, September 2000 - July 2003

    • Thesis: General Geologic and Geochemical Characteristics and Ore- Forming Mechanism of ShuiDongLing Cu-Zn Deposit in Nanzhao, Henan Province, supported by Chinese National NSF

    Research Assistant, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China, September 1996 - July 2000

    • Thesis: Characteristics of Sediments on TianXing Island in Yangtze River
    • Studied the special characteristics of flooding sediments on TianXing Island in Yangtze River and researched on their effects on environmental variations.
    • Participated in Geological Project “Typical section study of recent deposition and some problems of environment prediction in Wuhan Region of the Yantze River.”, supported by Chinese National NSF.
  • Selected Publications

    Ge J., Jerath S., and Ghassemi A. (2018) “Semi-Analytical Modeling on 3D Stress Redistribution During Hydraulic Fracturing Stimulation and Its Effects on Fault Reactivation,” Presented in 52th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, Seattle, WA.

    Ge J., Jerath S., and Ghassemi A., and Ling, K. (2018) “Sensitivity Study on the Poroelastic and Thermoelastic Effects on the Stress Reversal nearby an Existing Hydraulic Fracture” Presented in 52th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, Seattle, WA.

    Ge J., Ghassemi A. (2014) “Analytical Modeling on 3D Stress Redistribution and Fault Reactivation during Hydraulic Fracturing Stimulation,” Presented in 48th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, Minneapolis, MN.

    Ge J., Ghassemi A. (2012) “Stimulated Reservoir Volume by Hydraulic Fracturing in Naturally Fractured Shale Gas Reservoirs,” Presented in 46th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, Chicago, Illinois.

    Ge J., Ghassemi A. (2011) “Permeability Enhancement In Shale Gas Reservoirs After Stimulation By Hydraulic Fracturing,” Presented in 45th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, San Francisco, California.

    Ge J., Ghassemi A. (2008) “Analysis of Failure Potential around a Hydraulic Fracture in Jointed Rock,” Presented in 42nd U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, San Francisco, California.

    Ge J., Ghassemi A. (2007) “Pore Pressure and Stress Distributions around an Injection-Induced Fracture,” Geothermal Resources Council Transaction, Vol. (31): 279-283.

    Ge J., Chen Y.J. Shao H.X. (2004) “Progress in Study of Copper Isotope and Its Application in Metallogeny: a Review,” Geology and Prospecting, 2004, Vol.40.

    Ge J., (2003) “Sulfur and Lead Isotope Geochemistry and Ore-Forming Mechanism of ShuiDongLing Cu-Zn Deposit,” Geology of Chemical Minerals, 2003, Vol.25 (4).

    Pei P., He J., and Ge J., et al., (2013) “A Correlation to Evaluate the Fracture Permeability changes as Reservoir is Depleted”. Paper presented in SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, 20-22 August, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

    Li M., Kang S., Ge J., et al., (2010) "Saline Rhythm and Climatic Change since 20.6 kyr BP from the Qiulinanmu Playa Lake in Tibet," Carbonates Evaporites, 2010, 25: 5-14.

    Ling K., He, J., Ge J., Pei, P., and Shen, Z. (2014). “A Rigorous Method to Calculate the Rising Speed of Gas Kick.” Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, 1-9.

    Liu G., Sorensen, J. A., Braunberger, J. R., Klenner, R., Ge J., Gorecki, C. D., … Harju, J. A. (2014, April 1). “CO2-Based Enhanced Oil Recovery from Unconventional Reservoirs: A Case Study of the Bakken Formation.” Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi:10.2118/168979-MS

    Ling K., He, J., Pei, P., Ge J., and Ni, X. (2015). “A Method to Determine Pore Compressibility Based on Permeability Measurements.” International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 80, 51-56.

    Peck W. D., Azzolina, N. A., Ge J., Gorecki, C. D., Gorz, A. J., & Melzer, L. S. (2017). “Best Practices for Quantifying the CO2 Storage Resource Estimates in CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery.” Energy Procedia, 114, 4741-4749.

    Ling K., He, J., Pei, P., Ge J., and Qin, W. (2016). “A New Correlation to Evaluate the Fracture Permeability Changes As Reservoir Is Depleted.” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 145, 336-345.

    Fu H., Hou, X., Ge J., and Pu, H. (2017). “Nanoindentation Studies on the Mechanical Properties of Bakken Formation.” Paper presented at the 51st U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium.

    Fu H., Pu H., Ge J., and Hou, X. (2017). “Study on the Effect of Mineralogy and Organic Matter on Micromechanical Properties of Bakken Formation.” Paper presented at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Austin, Texas, 24-26 July, 2017.

    Jin L., Wojtanowicz A., and Ge J., (2017). “An Analytical Model Predicts Pressure Increase during Waste Water Injection to Prevent Fracturing and Seismic Events.” Paper presented at SPE Health, Safety, Security, Environment, & Social Responsibility Conference-North America, April, 2017.

    Peck W. D., Azzolina, N. A., Ge J., Gorecki, C. D., Gorz, A. J., & Melzer, L. S. (2016). “Best Practices for Quantifying CO2 Storage Resource Estimates in CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery Sites.” Paper presented at the 13th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT-13, 14-18 November 2016, Lausanne, Switzerland.

    Peck W. D., Azzolina, N. A., Ge J., et al., (2018). “Quantifying CO2 Storage Efficiency Factors In Hydrocarbon Reservoirs: A Detailed Look At CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery.” International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, February, 2018. Vol (69): 41-51.

    Bosshart N., Azzolina, N. A., Ayash S., Peck W. D., Gorecki C., Ge J., Jiang T., and Dotzenrod N., (2018). “Quantifying the Effects of Depositional Environment on Deep Saline Formation CO2 Storage Efficiency and Rate.” International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, February, 2018. Vol (69): 8-19.

  • Memberships

    American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA)

    Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

    American Geophysical Union (AGU)