Researcher Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Baiyuan Gao

Baiyuan  Gao
Postdoctoral Fellow, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences

Work: +1 512 964 8770
Office: PIC
Mailcode: E0630

Areas of Expertise

Baiyuan is currently applying geomechanical models to study thin-skinned fold and thrust belts system. The research will further our understanding of stress, strain and compaction behaviors in fold-and-thrust belts. Baiyuan also aims to comp up with an improved approach to predict pore pressure in compressional regions.

Current Research Programs & Projects

Stress, pore pressure and porosity in fold-and-thrust belts system

Select Past Research

Pore Pressure within Dipping Reservoirs in Overpressure Basins

Basin modeling of stress and pressure evolution in Auger Basin, Gulf of Mexico

Uniaxial strain test on mudrocks

Statoil Fellowship - Statoil (2015 - 2016)

Endowed Presidential Scholarships - UT-Austin (2015 - 2016)

Statoil Fellowship - Statoil (2014 - 2015)

Satoil Fellowship - Staoil (2013 - 2014)

Co-Mentor, Help to train a visiting graduate student from Spain to learn geomechanical modeling and mechanical analysis (1 month), UT-Geofluids (2016)

Workshop Co-Leader, Taught 50 participants to predict pore pressure with newly developed software tool, UT-Geofluids Annual Consortium (2014)

Secretary, Committee, Longhorn AAPG Student Chapter (2013 - 2014)

Stress and Porosity in Fold-and-Thrust Belt Systems, American Rock Mechanics Association, Houston (2016)

Stress, Pore pressure, and Porosity in Fold-and-Thrust Belt System, Geopressure 2015, Durham, UK (2015)

Geometry and Permeability Based Centroid Prediction in Dipping Reservoirs, SPE/AAPG/SEG Pore Pressure Workshop, San Antonio, TX (2014)

Predicting centroid position and reservoir pressure as a function of mudstone permeability, American Association of Petroleum Geologist, Pittsburgh (2013)

Pore pressure within dipping aquifers in overpressured basins, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco (2012)

Basin modeling of pressure evolution in the Auger Basin, Gulf of Mexico, UT-Geofluids Annual Consortium, Austin (2012)

Kaolinite Resedimentation, UT-Geofluids Annual Consortium, Austin (2011)