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Research interests

  • Modelling of shallow compaction of fine-grained sediments in the deep-water basins.
  • Flow modelling and upscaling in presence of multi-scale heterogeneous sedimentary structures and mechanic deformational features (e.g. faults, fractures, sand injection) for reservoirs and seal characterisation.
  • Developing numerical methods for better simulation of coupled behaviours of fluid flow and mechanical deformation of geo-materials, for applications of well stimulation shale gas.
  • Multi-scale pore-space characterisation of porous materials.
  • Pore-scale lattice Boltzmann and pore network modelling of liquid and gas fluid flow in micro to nano pores for hydrocarbon recovery, including heavy oil and shale gas.
  • Applications of computational intelligence in geosciences, e.g. machine learning for well-log analysis.  

Jingsheng Ma’s research focuses on developing mathematical models and computational techniques for better addressing scientific and engineering problems concerning the petroleum industry and others. He has been involved in and has led several projects. His recent projects include:

  • Pore-Scale Study of Gas Flows in Ultra-tight Porous Media; EPSRC; 2015-2019; PI, with Prof Zhang at Strathclyde Univ.
  • Digital Core Analysis (DCA) for Challenging Oil/Gas Reservoir Rocks; Industry; 2014-2017; PI
  • Heavy Oil Recovery Techniques; Industry; 2013-2014; PI
  • Classification of Digital Rocks by Machine Learning to Discover Micro-to-Macro Relationships and Quantify Their Uncertainty, NERC, 2010 – 2011; PI


Jingsheng Ma received his BSc degree from Lanzhou University, China, in computational mathematics, MSc degree in computing from Beijing Institute of Computer and Simulation Technology in China, and PhD in Geographical Information System from Sheffield University, UK. He joined the Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, UK, in 1997.

Roles & Responsibilities

Associate Professor in Multi-Physics Modelling in Porous Media

Postgraduate Research Student Coordinator

Member of the Senate

Member of the Senate Information Services Committee

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Research Output 1998 2019

Effects of supercritical CO2 on micropores in bituminous and anthracite coal

Liu, S., Sang, S., Ma, J., Wang, T., Du, Y. & Fang, H., 7 Jan 2019, In : Fuel. 242, p. 96-108 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

aliphatic hydrocarbon
coal rank

Three-dimensional digitalization modeling characterization of pores in high-rank coal in the southern Qinshui basin

Liu, S., Sang, S., Ma, J., Wang, X., Du, Y. & Wang, T., Feb 2019, In : Geosciences Journal. 23, 1, p. 175–188 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

three-dimensional modeling
coal rank

A comprehensive review of pore scale modeling methodologies for multiphase flow in porous media

Golparvar, A., Zhou, Y., Wu, K., Ma, J. & Yu, Z., 28 Aug 2018, In : Advances in Geo-Energy Research. 2, 4, p. 418-440 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
multiphase flow
porous medium

A general method for simulating reactive dissolution in carbonate rocks with arbitrary geometry

Liu, P., Couples, G. D., Yao, J., Huang, Z., Song, W. & Ma, J., Oct 2018, In : Computational Geosciences. 22, 5, p. 1187–1201 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

carbonate rock
Ordinary differential equations

A Pore-Skeleton-based Method for Calculating Permeability and Capillary Pressure

Li, X., Ma, J. & Wang, X., 2 Jun 2018, In : Transport in Porous Media.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Activities 2012 2018

Fluid Flow Modelling in Multiscale Porous Media – Needs, Challenges and Solutions

Ma, J. (Speaker)
7 Nov 20189 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Digital Rock Physics for Petro-physical Analysis of Reservoir Rocks: Challenges and Opportunities

Ma, J. (Speaker)
8 Jul 201811 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Pore-scale modelling of gas flow in porous media

Minh-Tuan Ho (Speaker), Lei Wu (Contributor), Yonghao Zhang (Contributor), Ma, J. (Contributor)
9 May 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Pore-fracture network of high-rank coal based on the three-dimensional digitalization modeling

shiqi liu (Speaker), Shuxun Sang (Contributor), Xin Wang (Contributor), Ma, J. (Contributor)
9 May 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

 9th International Conference on Porous Media & Annual Meeting

Ma, J. (Organiser)
8 May 201711 May 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference