Dr. Mingzhen Wei Assistant Professor
        Petroleum Engineering
        Dept of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering (GGPE)
        Missouri University of Science and Technology
        330 McNutt Hall
        Rolla, MO 65409
        Email : weim@mst.edu
        Phone : (573) 341-4657
    Dr.Wei

Dr. Mingzhen Wei is an assistant professor in Petroleum Engineering at the Dept of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering in the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla). Dr. Wei received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and she got her master and bachelor degrees in Petroleum Engineering from China University of Petroleum , China. Her research interests include advanced application development for digital oifield inititives using data mining and artificial intelligence technologies, advanced semantic web application development for data management, and reservoir engineering studies for unconventional oil and gas development. Her teaching interests include Applied Petroleum Reservoir Engineering, Natural Gas Engineering, and Applied Reservoir Simulation.

  • 2006- Ph.D.

    Data management with focus on data quality enhancement
    Computer Science
    New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
    Advisors: Dr. Andrew Sung
    Dissertation Title: New Technologies for Improving Data Quality in Petroleum Databases

    1996- M.S.

    Reservoir engineering with focus on simulation of hydraulically dractured reservoir
    China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China
    Advisor: Profs. Hongxun Wang and Shicheng Zhang

    1993- B.S.

    Petroleum Engineering
    China University of Petroleum, Dongying, China

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  • 2012-present

    Dept of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology

    Assistant Professor
    Teaching core elective reservoir engineering courses
    Conducting independent and collaborative research on reservoir simulation, unconventional resources, applications of artificial intelligence methods, and advanced semantic modeling
    Supervising and co-supervising PhD, master, and undergraduate student research

    2011-2012

    Dept of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology

    Assistant Research Professor
    Teaching core elective reservoir engineering courses
    Conducting independent and collaborative research on reservoir simulation, unconventional resources, applications of artificial intelligence methods, and advanced semantic modeling
    Supervising and co-supervising PhD, master, and undergraduate student research

    2007-2009

    Center of Excellence for Geographic Information Science (CEGIS)

    Residence Research Associate
    Worked on the ontology project for The National Map. Main roles in studying and developing main components for enhancing conventional geographic information systems with semantic or ontological models; communication of semantic models and geospatial databases; and constructing upper, domain, and application level ontologies to support application design

    2006-2007

    Petroleum Engineering (PE) Program in Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering Department

    Post doctor fellow
    Participated in collaborative research.

    2000-2006

    Industry Services and Outreach Group, Petroleum Recovery Research Center, New Mexico, USA

    Research assistant
    Developed multiple data quality (DQ) control strategies to identify data quality problems for improving the quality of data in New Mexico Produced Water databases efficiently and applied them to multiple petroleum databases.
    Worked with SQL Server 2000 for data integration and data ETL, and developed desktop-based and web-based applications for data management and data analysis.
    Studied impact of artificial intelligent approaches on practical engineering problems by predicting injection profile for a mature oilfield using various soft computing technologies

    1996-2000

    School of Energy Resources, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China

    Assistant Professor
    Taught core reservoir engineering courses;
    Conducted fruitful multiple disciplinary research on reservoir characterization, reservoir simulation, well testing;
    Successful undergraduate student research supervision;
    Successful field trip leader and adviser.

    1993-1996

    Graduate School, University of Petroleum, China

    Research Assistant

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    1. Unconventional resources including shale oil and gas, tight oil and gas
    2. Reservoir simulation on unconventional resources and enhanced oil recovery mechanisms
    3. Data integration and analytics
    4. Applications of artificial intelligent methods on oil and gas problems
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    1. Co-PI: Non-Iterative Multi-Physics Domain Decomposition Method for the Navier-Stokes-Darcy Model by National Science Foundation, credit 20%, of funded amount $90,000 from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015.
    2. PI: Study on the development of fluid channeling in unconsolidated reservoirs, funded by International United Technology Group, funded amount $31,500.00 from February 3 to December 31, 2014.
    3. PI: Building an Online Knowledge Sharing and Decision Support System for Polymer Flooding from Energy Research and Development Center, Missouri University of Science and Technology, funded amount $18,358, from September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014.Extended to may 2015.
    4. Co-PI: Water Management in Mature Oil Fields Using Advanced Particle Gels, funded total $240,853, share of 50%, and funded period from Jan. 2013-Jan. 2014, updated annually for three years.
    5. Co-PI: Study and Pilot Test of Preformed Particle Gel Conformance Control Combined with Surfactant Treatment, funded amount $1,763,315, 15%, from Jan1, 2013-Dec.31, 2014.
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  • Publications
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