Pengju Xing

Postdoctoral Researcher

Phone: 801-581-6739
Fax: 801-585-3540

Hydraulic fracturing

Geomechanical simulation

Experimental rock mechanics

Methane hydrate rearing sediments simulation

Regional & Basin Experience

United States: Permian Basin, San Juan Basin, Marcellus Shale, Anadarko Basin, Eagle Ford
Canada: Duvernay Shale
Argentina: Vaca Muerta

Ph.D in Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2017

MS in Structural Engineering, Tongji University, 2012

B.Eng in Civil Engineering, Wuhan University, 2009

Language Skills




SPE membership
AMRA membership

Journal articles

2018 Xing, P., K. Yoshioka, J. Adachi, A. El-Fayoumi, B. Damjanac, A. P. Bunger, Lattice Simulation of Hydraulic Fracture Containment in Layered Reservoirs. Computers and Geotechnics, 100, 62-75

2018 Xing, P., K. Yoshioka, J. Adachi, A. El-Fayoumi, A. P. Bunger, Laboratory demonstration of hydraulic fracture height growth across weak discontinuities. Geophysics, 83 (2), MR93-MR105

2017 Xing, P., K. Yoshioka, J. Adachi, A. El-Fayoumi, A. P. Bunger, Laboratory measurement of tip and global behavior for zero-toughness hydraulic fractures with circular and blade-shaped (PKN) geometry. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 104, 172-186.

2014 Li, P., M. Wu, and P. Xing. Novel cable-stiffened single-layer latticed shells and their stabilities, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 92, 114-121.

Conference presentations

2019 Abell, B., P. Xing, A. Bunger, E. Dontsove, R. Suarez-Rivera, 2019, Laboratory investigation of leak-off during hydraulic fracturing into bedding interfaces: Presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, 22-24 July, Denver, Colorado, USA.

2017 Rho, S., S. Noynaert, A.P. Bunger, N. Zolfaghari, P. Xing, B. Abell, R. Suarez-Rivera, 2017, Finite-element simulations of hydraulic fracture height growth on layered mudstones with weak interfaces: Presented at the 51st US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, 25-28 June, San Francisco, California, American Rock Mechanics Association. (ARMA-2017-0727).

2016 Xing, P., A. P. Bunger, K. Yoshioka, J. Adachi, A. El-Fayoumi, 2016, Experimental study of hydraulic fracture containment in layered reservoirs: Presented at the 50th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, 26-29 June, Houston, Texas, American Rock Mechanics Association. (ARMA-2016-049).

2014 Lin, J.S., P. Xing, J. Rutqvist, Y. Seol, J.H. Choi, 2014, A new critical state model for geomechanical behavior of methane hydrate-bearing sands, AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 2014.