Derek Elsworth

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Professor, John and Willie Leone Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering (EME)

Research Summary

Computational mechanics, rock mechanics, groundwater hydrology, mathematical modeling, poromechanics, coupled processes, contaminant hydrology, mining engineering, petroleum engineering and fracture hydrology with applications to geothermal energy; the de

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Recent Publications

Laboratory Investigation of Impact of Slickwater Composition on Multiphase Permeability Evolution in Tight Sandstones

Abaa, K., Wang, J., Elsworth, D. & Ityokumbul, M., May 2022, In: SPE Production and Operations. 37, 2, p. 202-216 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Frictional Stability of Metamorphic Epidote in Granitoid Faults Under Hydrothermal Conditions and Implications for Injection-Induced Seismicity

An, M., Zhang, F., Min, K. B., Elsworth, D., He, C. & Zhao, L., Mar 2022, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 127, 3, e2021JB023136.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Immiscible/Near-Miscible relative permeability for confined fluids at high-pressure and high-temperature for a fractal reservoir

Cai, M., Su, Y., Zhan, S., Elsworth, D. & Li, L., Feb 15 2022, In: Fuel. 310, 122389.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Micro-fractures in coal induced by high pressure CO2 gas fracturing

Cao, Y., Zhang, J., Zhang, X., Liu, S. & Elsworth, D., Mar 1 2022, In: Fuel. 311, 122148.

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Influence of Well Types on Optimizing the Co-production of Gas from Coal and Tight Formations

Cui, G., Cheng, W., Xiong, W., Chen, T., Li, Y., Feng, X. T., Liu, J., Elsworth, D. & Pan, Z., Jul 7 2022, In: Energy and Fuels. 36, 13, p. 6736-6754 19 p.

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A critical review of coal permeability models

Gao, Q., Liu, J., Huang, Y., Li, W., Shi, R., Leong, Y. K. & Elsworth, D., Oct 15 2022, In: Fuel. 326, 125124.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

Perforation optimization of layer-penetration fracturing for commingling gas production in coal measure strata

Hou, B., Cui, Z., Ding, J. H., Zhang, F. S., Zhuang, L. & Elsworth, D., Aug 2022, In: Petroleum Science. 19, 4, p. 1718-1734 17 p.

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Prediction of the Continuous Probability of Sand Screenout Based on a Deep Learning Workflow

Hou, L., Cheng, Y., Elsworth, D., Liu, H. & Ren, J., Jun 2022, In: SPE Journal. 27, 3, p. 1520-1530 11 p.

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吉木萨尔凹陷页岩油密切割压裂多簇裂缝竞争扩展模拟

Translated title of the contribution: Simulation of competitive propagation of multi-fractures on shale oil reservoir multi-clustered fracturing in Jimsar sagHou, B., Chang, Z., Wu, A. & Derek, E., Jan 2022, In: Shiyou Xuebao/Acta Petrolei Sinica. 43, 1, p. 75-90 16 p.

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Correction to: Hydraulic fracture propagation and interaction with natural fractures by coupled hydro-mechanical modeling (Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources, (2022), 8, 1, (4), 10.1007/s40948-021-00307-9)

Hu, Y., Gan, Q., Hurst, A. & Elsworth, D., Feb 2022, In: Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources. 8, 1, 24.

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Hydraulic fracture propagation and interaction with natural fractures by coupled hydro-mechanical modeling

Hu, Y., Gan, Q., Hurst, A. & Elsworth, D., Feb 2022, In: Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources. 8, 1, 4.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

A transient dual porosity/permeability model for coal multiphysics

Huang, Y., Liu, J., Elsworth, D. & Leong, Y. K., Apr 2022, In: Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources. 8, 2, 40.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Contribution of thermal expansion on gas adsorption to coal sorption-induced swelling

Kang, J., Elsworth, D., Fu, X., Liang, S. & Chen, H., Mar 15 2022, In: Chemical Engineering Journal. 432, 134427.

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Influence of water on elastic deformation of coal and its control on permeability in coalbed methane production

Kang, J., Elsworth, D., Fu, X., Liang, S. & Chen, H., Jan 2022, In: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 208, 109603.

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A fully coupled multidomain and multiphysics model considering stimulation patterns and thermal effects for evaluation of coalbed methane (CBM) extraction

Li, W., Liu, J., Zeng, J., Leong, Y. K., Elsworth, D. & Tian, J., Jul 2022, In: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 214, 110506.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review