Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Earth Sciences Division Staff: Yu-shu Wu

Yu-shu Wu

Yu-shu Wu

Guest Scientist

Professor, Colorado School of Mines

Hydrogeology Department

 

Phone: 303-384-2093

Fax: 303-273-3189

Email: yswu@lbl.gov, ywu@mines.edu

Biographical Summary

Yu-Shu Wu is a professor and Foundation CMG Reservoir Modeling Chair and the director of Energy Modeling Group (EMG) research center in the department of Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (CSM). At CSM, he teaches and carries out research in reservoir engineering, multiphase fluid and heat flow, geomechanics, unconventional oil and gas reservoir dynamics, CO2 geosequestration and EOR, geothermal engineering, and numerical reservoir simulation; advises M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students for their thesis research in reservoir engineering; and leads the EMG in its research effort in (1) flow dynamics in unconventional oil and gas reservoirs; (2) coupled processes of multiphase fluid and heat flow and chemical transport in porous and fractured media; (3) CO2 sequestration and EOR application; (4) improved formation stimulation/cryogenic fracturing technologies; and (5) advanced reservoir simulation technologies.

Yu-Shu has also been a guest scientist at the Earth Sciences Division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) since 2008. Previously, he was a Staff Scientist with the Earth Sciences Division of LBNL for 14 years (1995-2008). When at LBNL, he led a multidisciplinary team in quantitative investigation of multiphase fluid and heat flow and radionuclide transport in the Yucca Mountain unsaturated zone. Yu-Shu has been one of the developers of the TOUGH2 family of codes at LBNL and at CSM. In particular, he has led the LBNL’s efforts in developing (1) the Yucca Mountain version of TOUGH2, (2) the T2R3D code (radionuclide transport module), and (3) the TOUGH2_MP (massive parallel version of TOUGH2, the most required TOUGH2 code). At CSM, he continues his efforts in developing advanced reservoir simulators for coupled thermal-hydrological-mechanical processes (THM) in porous and fractured media of CO2 geosequestration, enhanced geothermal systems, and unconventional petroleum reservoirs.  Over his career, Yu-Shu has authored and co-authored 90+ peer-reviewed journal papers as well as 200+ research reports and conference papers.

Research Interests

  • Reservoir dynamics and simulation
  • Mathematical modeling of flow and transport in geologic media 
  • Coupled processes of multiphase fluid flow, multicomponent chemicals transport, CO2 flooding and sequestration, and heat transfer in EOR/IOR processes
  • Fractured reservoir characterization
  • Hydro-mechanical coupling of fluid flow and rock deformation
  • Well testing analysis

Education

  • Ph.D.           Reservoir Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
  • M.S.            Reservoir Engineering/Hydrogeology, University of California at Berkeley
  • M.S.            Reservoir Engineering, Southwest Petroleum Inst., China
  • B.S. (Eqv.)   Reservoir Engineering, Daqing Petroleum Inst., China

Professional Experience

  • 8/08-present, Professor, Dept. of Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (CSM), Golden CO, USA
  • 1/09-present, Guest Scientist, Earth Sciences Division (ESD), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, University of California, USA
  • 3/95-12/08, Staff Scientist, Earth Sciences Division (ESD), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, University of California, USA
  • 12/06-present, Adjunct Professor, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China
  • 12/06-present, Adjunct Professor, College of Petroleum Engineering, Daqing Petroleum Inst., Daqing, China
  • 5/90-3/95, Senior Hydrogeologist, consulting service and research in the area of groundwater resources with HydroGeoLogic, Inc., Herndon, VA, USA
  • 3/85-5/90, GSRA, Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, University of California, USA.
  • 1/82-2/85, Petroleum Engineer, reservoir simulation with Petroleum Research Inst., Beijing, China
  • 10/76-10/78, Instructor, reservoir engineering, Daqing Petroleum Inst., Daqing, China