Dr Xiaolei Liu

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

Research interests

Biography

Dr.-Ing. Xiaolei Liu (PhD/MSc/PGCert/BEng/CEng/MIMechE/FHEA/P2P) 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 in 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 Faults Detection/Prediction through Digital Signals, Wind Power Forecasting, Multiphase Flows Metering, and Flow Regime Identification.

In the last a few years, his computational work has been extended to data science/mining based on principles with Python3 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 wind power prediction/condition monitoring/pattern identification through diverse intelligent algorithms, such as Random Forests, Decision Trees, Dimensionality Reduction, Unsupervised Learning Techniques, Deep Learning, and Convolutional/Recurrent Neural Networks.

To be involved in the energy sector outside of academia, he registers with the Engineering Council (UK) as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and owns the membership in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). 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

  • Faults Detection/Prediction through Digital Signals
  • Machine Learning and Data Science
  • Techno-Economic Assessment
  • Wind Power Prediction
  • Offshore Wind Turbine Condition Monitoring 
  • Multiphase Flow Metering
  • Flow Pattern Identification
  • Energy Interface/Hybrid Energy Solutions

 

Publications

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Jump to: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013
Number of items: 25.

2020

Lin, Z. , Liu, X. , Lao, L. and Liu, H. (2020) Prediction of two-phase flow patterns in upward inclined pipes via deep learning. Energy, 210, 118541. (doi: 10.1016/j.energy.2020.118541) (In Press)

Hanifi, S. , Liu, X. , Lin, Z. and Lotfian, S. (2020) A critical review of wind power forecasting methods - past, present and future. Energies, 13(15), 3764. (doi: 10.3390/en13153764)

Lin, Z. , Liu, X. and Feng, Z. (2020) Systematic investigation of integrating small wind turbines into power supply for hydrocarbon production. Energies, 13(12), 3243. (doi: 10.3390/en13123243)

Lin, Z. and Liu, X. (2020) Wind power forecasting of an offshore wind turbine based on high-frequency SCADA data and deep learning neural network. Energy, 201, 117693. (doi: 10.1016/j.energy.2020.117693)

Lin, Z. , Liu, X. and Collu, M. (2020) Wind power prediction based on high-frequency SCADA data along with isolation forest and deep learning neural networks. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 118, 105835. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2020.105835)

Liu, X. , Lao, L. and Falcone, G. (2020) A comprehensive assessment of correlations for two-phase flow through Venturi tubes. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 78, 103323. (doi: 10.1016/j.jngse.2020.103323)

Lin, Z. and Liu, X. (2020) Assessment of wind turbine aero-hydro-servo-elastic modelling on the effects of mooring line tension via deep learning. Energies, 13(9), 2264. (doi: 10.3390/en13092264)

Feng, Z. , Ma, Q. , Liu, X. , Cui, W. , Tan, C. and Liu, Y. (2020) Dynamic coupling modelling and application case analysis of high-slip motors and pumping units. PLoS ONE, 15(1), e0227827. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0227827)

2019

Lin, Z. and Liu, X. (2019) Identification of Flow Patterns in Upward Inclined Two-Phase Flows by Artificial Neural Network. In: 11th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2019), Västerås, Sweden, 12-15 Aug 2019, 0626.

Lin, Z. and Liu, X. (2019) Systematic Assessment of Using Small Wind Turbines to Power Remote Oil Extraction in China. In: 11th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2019), Västerås, Sweden, 12-15 Aug 2019, 0122.

Lin, Z. and Liu, X. (2019) Identifying the Major Contributing Factors for Fowt Mooring Line Tension Using Artificial Neural Network. In: 11th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE 2019), Västerås, Sweden, 12-15 Aug 2019, 0199.

Lin, Z. and Liu, X. (2019) Sustainable Development of Decommisioned FPSO as a Floating Solar Plant – Case Study of the Effects of Tilt Angle on Energy Efficiency. In: 11th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2019), Västerås, Sweden, 12-15 Aug 2019, 0468.

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 Thu Sep 24 08:42:48 2020 BST.
Number of items: 25.

Articles

Lin, Z. , Liu, X. , Lao, L. and Liu, H. (2020) Prediction of two-phase flow patterns in upward inclined pipes via deep learning. Energy, 210, 118541. (doi: 10.1016/j.energy.2020.118541) (In Press)

Hanifi, S. , Liu, X. , Lin, Z. and Lotfian, S. (2020) A critical review of wind power forecasting methods - past, present and future. Energies, 13(15), 3764. (doi: 10.3390/en13153764)

Lin, Z. , Liu, X. and Feng, Z. (2020) Systematic investigation of integrating small wind turbines into power supply for hydrocarbon production. Energies, 13(12), 3243. (doi: 10.3390/en13123243)

Lin, Z. and Liu, X. (2020) Wind power forecasting of an offshore wind turbine based on high-frequency SCADA data and deep learning neural network. Energy, 201, 117693. (doi: 10.1016/j.energy.2020.117693)

Lin, Z. , Liu, X. and Collu, M. (2020) Wind power prediction based on high-frequency SCADA data along with isolation forest and deep learning neural networks. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 118, 105835. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2020.105835)

Liu, X. , Lao, L. and Falcone, G. (2020) A comprehensive assessment of correlations for two-phase flow through Venturi tubes. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 78, 103323. (doi: 10.1016/j.jngse.2020.103323)

Lin, Z. and Liu, X. (2020) Assessment of wind turbine aero-hydro-servo-elastic modelling on the effects of mooring line tension via deep learning. Energies, 13(9), 2264. (doi: 10.3390/en13092264)

Feng, Z. , Ma, Q. , Liu, X. , Cui, W. , Tan, C. and Liu, Y. (2020) Dynamic coupling modelling and application case analysis of high-slip motors and pumping units. PLoS ONE, 15(1), e0227827. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0227827)

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 Proceedings

Lin, Z. and Liu, X. (2019) Identification of Flow Patterns in Upward Inclined Two-Phase Flows by Artificial Neural Network. In: 11th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2019), Västerås, Sweden, 12-15 Aug 2019, 0626.

Lin, Z. and Liu, X. (2019) Systematic Assessment of Using Small Wind Turbines to Power Remote Oil Extraction in China. In: 11th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2019), Västerås, Sweden, 12-15 Aug 2019, 0122.

Lin, Z. and Liu, X. (2019) Identifying the Major Contributing Factors for Fowt Mooring Line Tension Using Artificial Neural Network. In: 11th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE 2019), Västerås, Sweden, 12-15 Aug 2019, 0199.

Lin, Z. and Liu, X. (2019) Sustainable Development of Decommisioned FPSO as a Floating Solar Plant – Case Study of the Effects of Tilt Angle on Energy Efficiency. In: 11th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2019), Västerås, Sweden, 12-15 Aug 2019, 0468.

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 Thu Sep 24 08:42:48 2020 BST.

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. Shahram Hanifi (first supervisor)

 

  • Mr. Gaddafi Almannouny (second 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 ENG3036 (Academic Session: 2019-20)

 

Additional information

Service

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) registered in Engineering Council
  • Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE)
  • 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”