Dr Xiaolei Liu

  • Lecturer in Geo-energy Engineering (Systems Power & Energy)

Research interests

Biography

Dr. Xiaolei Liu joined the University of Glasgow in December 2018 after holding the post of Research Fellow in Mechanical Engineering at Cranfield University. His academic profile was previously developed at the Faculty of Energy and Economic Sciences, Technische Universität Clausthal of Germany. His expertise has been deepened in a broad area of Mechanical Engineering, mainly in the fields of Energy & Power Engineering, with a focus on renewable energies & fluid mechanics through advanced experiments and high-effective programming/modelling. He has investigated wide-ranging engineering challenges in Multiphase Flows Metering, Flow Regime Identification, Transient Gas Flow, and Numerical Simulations of Fluid Flow in Porous Media.

In the last a few years, his computational work has been extended to data science/mining based on principles with Python3 (Pandas and NumPy) and Machine Learning established by various Intelligent frameworks (Scikit-Learn, TensorFlow, and Keras). Recently, his research is concentrated more on using high-frequency data for two-phase gas-liquid flow pattern identification and offshore wind power prediction/condition monitoring through diverse intelligent algorithms, such as Random Forests, Decision Trees, Dimensionality Reduction, Unsupervised Learning Techniques, Deep Learning, and Convolutional/Recurrent Neural Networks.

Furthermore, he is a Fellow in the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a recognized teacher for teaching and learning in higher education. Also, he is a licensed PRINCE2 Practioner in Project Management. He has been a regular reviewer of several leading journals in the energy sector, such as Energy and Applied Energy. He has also been invited to organize a few international conferences in renewable energies.

 

Research Interest

  • Wind Resource Assessment
  • Wind Power Prediction
  • Offshore Wind Turbine Condition Monitoring 
  • Energy Interface/Hybrid Energy Solutions
  • Machine Learning and Data Science
  • Multiphase Flow Metering
  • Flow Pattern Identification
  • Transient Gas Flow
  • Numerical Simulations of Fluid Flow in Porous Media

 


Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013
Number of items: 14.

2019

Lin, Z. and Liu, X. (2019) Identification of Flow Patterns in Upward Inclined Two-Phase Flows by Artificial Neural Network. 11th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2019), Västerås, Sweden, 12-15 Aug 2019.

2018

Falcone, G. , Liu, X. , Okech, R. R., Seyidov, F. and Teodoriu, C. (2018) Assessment of deep geothermal energy exploitation methods: The need for novel single-well solutions. Energy, 160, pp. 54-63. (doi:10.1016/j.energy.2018.06.144)

Feng, Z.-M., Tan, J., Liu, X. and Wei, C. (2018) Swept blade influence on aerodynamic performance of steam turbine nozzle cascades. Sadhana, 43(4), 56. (doi:10.1007/s12046-018-0825-y)

Liu, X. , Falcone, G. and Alimonti, C. (2018) A systematic study of harnessing low-temperature geothermal energy from oil and gas reservoirs. Energy, 142, pp. 346-355. (doi:10.1016/j.energy.2017.10.058)

2017

Liu, X. , Falcone, G. and Teodoriu, C. (2017) Liquid loading in gas wells: From core-scale transient measurements to coupled field-scale simulations. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 157, pp. 1056-1066. (doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2017.08.025)

Feng, Z.-M., Tan, J.-j., Liu, X. and Fang, X. (2017) Selection method modelling and matching rule for rated power of prime motor used by beam pumping units. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 153, pp. 197-202. (doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2017.03.048)

2016

Liu, X. , Falcone, G. and Teodoriu, C. (2016) Liquid loading in gas wells: Experimental investigation of back pressure effects on the near-wellbore reservoir. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 36, pp. 434-441. (doi:10.1016/j.jngse.2016.10.064)

Liu, X. (2016) Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Transient Gas and Gas-Liquid Flows in Integrated Reservoir/Wellbore Systems Under Liquid Loading Conditions. Papierflieger Verlag GmbH. ISBN 9783869484969

2015

Okech, R. R., Liu, X. , Falcone, G. and Teodoriu, C. (2015) Unconventional Completion Design for Deep Geothermal Wells. In: SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference, Quito, Ecuador, 18-20 Nov 2015, (doi:10.2118/177228-MS)

2014

Liu, X. and Falcone, G. (2014) Integrated Wellbore/Reservoir Transient Modelling of Liquid Loading in Gas Wells. In: DGMK/ÖGEW-Frühjahrstagung, Fachbereich Aufsuchung und Gewinnung, Celle, Germany, 24-25 April 2014,

Alimonti, C., Falcone, G. and Liu, X. (2014) Potential for Harnessing the Heat from a Mature High-Pressure-High- Temperature Oil Field in Italy. In: SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, ATCE 2014. Proceedings, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 27-29 Oct 2014, pp. 3763-3775. ISBN 9781634398879 (doi:10.2118/170857-MS)

Liu, X. , Limpasurat, A., Falcone, G. and Teodoriu, C. (2014) Investigation of Back Pressure Effects on Transient Gas Flow Through Porous Media via Laboratory Experiments and Numerical Simulation. In: ASME 2014 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, San Francisco, CA., 8-13 June 2014, V005T11A030. ISBN 9780791845455 (doi:10.1115/OMAE2014-24648)

2013

Breede, K., Dzebisashvili, K., Liu, X. and Falcone, G. (2013) A systematic review of enhanced (or engineered) geothermal systems: past, present and future. Geothermal Energy, 1(1), 4. (doi:10.1186/2195-9706-1-4)

Liu, X. , Falcone, G. and Alimonti, C. (2013) Harnessing the Heat from a Mature Oil Field. In: European Geothermal Congress 2013, Pisa, Italy, 3-7 June 2013,

This list was generated on Tue Nov 19 14:59:38 2019 GMT.
Number of items: 14.

Articles

Falcone, G. , Liu, X. , Okech, R. R., Seyidov, F. and Teodoriu, C. (2018) Assessment of deep geothermal energy exploitation methods: The need for novel single-well solutions. Energy, 160, pp. 54-63. (doi:10.1016/j.energy.2018.06.144)

Feng, Z.-M., Tan, J., Liu, X. and Wei, C. (2018) Swept blade influence on aerodynamic performance of steam turbine nozzle cascades. Sadhana, 43(4), 56. (doi:10.1007/s12046-018-0825-y)

Liu, X. , Falcone, G. and Alimonti, C. (2018) A systematic study of harnessing low-temperature geothermal energy from oil and gas reservoirs. Energy, 142, pp. 346-355. (doi:10.1016/j.energy.2017.10.058)

Liu, X. , Falcone, G. and Teodoriu, C. (2017) Liquid loading in gas wells: From core-scale transient measurements to coupled field-scale simulations. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 157, pp. 1056-1066. (doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2017.08.025)

Feng, Z.-M., Tan, J.-j., Liu, X. and Fang, X. (2017) Selection method modelling and matching rule for rated power of prime motor used by beam pumping units. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 153, pp. 197-202. (doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2017.03.048)

Liu, X. , Falcone, G. and Teodoriu, C. (2016) Liquid loading in gas wells: Experimental investigation of back pressure effects on the near-wellbore reservoir. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 36, pp. 434-441. (doi:10.1016/j.jngse.2016.10.064)

Breede, K., Dzebisashvili, K., Liu, X. and Falcone, G. (2013) A systematic review of enhanced (or engineered) geothermal systems: past, present and future. Geothermal Energy, 1(1), 4. (doi:10.1186/2195-9706-1-4)

Books

Liu, X. (2016) Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Transient Gas and Gas-Liquid Flows in Integrated Reservoir/Wellbore Systems Under Liquid Loading Conditions. Papierflieger Verlag GmbH. ISBN 9783869484969

Conference or Workshop Item

Lin, Z. and Liu, X. (2019) Identification of Flow Patterns in Upward Inclined Two-Phase Flows by Artificial Neural Network. 11th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2019), Västerås, Sweden, 12-15 Aug 2019.

Conference Proceedings

Okech, R. R., Liu, X. , Falcone, G. and Teodoriu, C. (2015) Unconventional Completion Design for Deep Geothermal Wells. In: SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference, Quito, Ecuador, 18-20 Nov 2015, (doi:10.2118/177228-MS)

Liu, X. and Falcone, G. (2014) Integrated Wellbore/Reservoir Transient Modelling of Liquid Loading in Gas Wells. In: DGMK/ÖGEW-Frühjahrstagung, Fachbereich Aufsuchung und Gewinnung, Celle, Germany, 24-25 April 2014,

Alimonti, C., Falcone, G. and Liu, X. (2014) Potential for Harnessing the Heat from a Mature High-Pressure-High- Temperature Oil Field in Italy. In: SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, ATCE 2014. Proceedings, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 27-29 Oct 2014, pp. 3763-3775. ISBN 9781634398879 (doi:10.2118/170857-MS)

Liu, X. , Limpasurat, A., Falcone, G. and Teodoriu, C. (2014) Investigation of Back Pressure Effects on Transient Gas Flow Through Porous Media via Laboratory Experiments and Numerical Simulation. In: ASME 2014 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, San Francisco, CA., 8-13 June 2014, V005T11A030. ISBN 9780791845455 (doi:10.1115/OMAE2014-24648)

Liu, X. , Falcone, G. and Alimonti, C. (2013) Harnessing the Heat from a Mature Oil Field. In: European Geothermal Congress 2013, Pisa, Italy, 3-7 June 2013,

This list was generated on Tue Nov 19 14:59:38 2019 GMT.

Grants

 

  • Multiphase Flow Reference Metrology (MultiFlowMet II) project; sponsored by the European Commission via European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET); Role: Co-I. 

 


Supervision

Current PhD students: Mr. Gaddafi Almannouny (second PhD supervisor)

If you are ambitious in academic and interested to pursue a PhD degree, you are more than welcome to send a one-page research proposal and an academic Curriculum Vitae (CV) to me. The College of Science & Engineering offers various Student Funding Opportunities. Also, the division of Systems, Power and Energy provides a number of PhD Openings. International exchange students and visiting scholars are also appreciated. If you are applying for the China Scholarship Council 2019, you could find out here how it works within the University of Glasgow.


Teaching

  •  FLUID MECHANICS 3 ENG3030 (Academic Session: 2019-20)

 

  • Simulation of Engineering Systems 3 (Academic Session: 2019-20)

 


Additional information

Service

  • Session Co-chair (renewable energy, O&M sector) for the 38th OMAE-International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member of AXELOS 
  • Member of “European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC)”
  • Member of “International Geothermal Association (IGA)”
  • Member of “Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)"

  • Reviewer of “Royal Society Open Science (Royal Society Publishing)”

  • Reviewer of “Applied Energy”

  • Reviewer of “Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering"

  • Reviewer of “International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering (OMAE)”
  • Reviewer of “Multiphase Science and Technology”
  • Reviewer of “Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering”