Committee Members

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.

Past experience inclides:
Developed techniques and software to predict reservoir pressure in two and three dimensions
Reconstructed porosity, permeability and pressure evolution with basin modeling approach
Analyzed geomechanical properties of mudstone through uniaxial compression experiments

Current Research Projects

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

Past Research Projects

Pore Pressure within Dipping Reservoirs in Overpressure Basins

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)