Dr. Lu Jin is a Distinguished Reservoir Engineer at the EERC, where he develops novel methods for renewable energy development in the Williston Basin, including geothermal development in the Bakken Formation and hydrogen conversion in oil reservoirs and leads scientific research activities on machine learning applications, enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technologies, database development for EOR operations, effective simulation methods for unconventional reservoirs, etc. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University (LSU) and a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Northeast Petroleum University. Before joining the EERC, Dr. Jin worked as a Reservoir Consultant for a joint industrial program at LSU and as a Reservoir Engineer at InPetro Technologies, Inc., Houston, where he successfully completed research and field implementation projects for both international and independent oil companies. He has extensive research experience in fluids flow in microporous structures, well test design/interpretation, formation damage evaluation, modeling phenomena of capillarity, adsorption, dispersion, etc., in both conventional and unconventional reservoirs.
Dr. Jin’s principal areas of interest and expertise include reservoir modeling and simulation, CO2 EOR and associated CO2 storage in both conventional and unconventional reservoirs, water coning control, and multiphase flow in porous media. He is particularly interested in subsurface oil–water–gas interactions, EOR techniques and development of old oil fields/unconventional resources. He has authored and coauthored numerous professional publications.