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Luo Xiaorong
Highest Education  
Subject Categories  
  Geology, Geophysics
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
  • Mars 1978 - Feb. 1982 Student of petroleum geology, in the Department of Geology,  Northwest University, Xi'an, China. B. Sc. Degree obtained date: Feb. 1982. 
  • Mars 1982 - Dec. 1984  Postgraduate student of petroleum geology, in the same department. M. Sc. Degree obtained date: Nov. 1984.  
  • Sep. 1991 - May 1994 Ph.D postgraduate student of geophysics, in the Centre Geologique et Geophysique du CNRS (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique), Montpellier II, France. Ph. D. Degree obtained date: May 9, 1994 
  • Jan. 1985 - June 1986 Assistant Lecturer of petroleum geology in the Department of Geology, Northwest University, Xi'an, China; taught on: petroleum geology. 
  • June 1986 - June 1989 Lecturer of petroleum geology in the same department; taught on: petroleum geology, fluid pressure and compaction. 
  • Jan. 1985 - Jul. 1989 Research Worker, in the Department of Geology, Northwest University, China; worked on: the argillaceous sediments compaction and overpressures 
  • July 1989 - July 1991 Visited Fellow, in the Centre Geologique et Geophysique du CNRS, France; worked on: the numerical sedimentary basins modelling; 
  • May 1994 – June 1996 Post Doctoral: in the Geofluides, Bassins Eau du CNRS, France; working on: sedimentary rocks' properties and compaction processes; 
  • June 1996 - today Research Fellow: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese academy of sciences. Interested on:  
    - hydrocarbon accumulation and associated fundamental geological problems; 
    - abnormal pore pressure occurrence and pressure distribution; 
    - basin modelling.

Research Interests:
My research interests have been in petroleum geology, currently focusing on numerical modeling, geopressuring, and hydrocarbon migration and accumulation.
Public Services:


Supported Projects:
  1. Chinese National Key Scientific and Technological Project: Understandings and assessing technology on oil and gas accumulations in deep basins of China  
  2. The Chinese National Major Fundamental Research Developing Project: Mechanisms of petroleum accumulation in the deep buried basins of Northwestern China 
  3. Cooperation research project with PetroChina - Tarim Oil Company: Readjustment of paleo-reservoirs in the Hadexun Oil Field: numerical modeling and mechanism analyzing.  
  4. Cooperation research project with Yanchang oik Company: studies on shale gas in the South-east part of the Ordos Basin.  
  5. Cooperation research project with Sinopec Research Center: Mechanisms of petroleum accumulation and prospect in the Center of the Zhungger Basin, China

Selected Publication:
  1. Luo Xiaorong, Zhang Likuan and Lei Yuhong. 2012. Dynamic studies on hydrocarbon migration and accumulation: methodology and application. Chinese Journal of Geology, 47(4):1188-1210. 
  2. Luo Xiaorong, 2011. Simulation and characterization of pathway heterogeneity of secondary hydrocarbon migration. AAPG Bulletin, v. 95, no. 6, pp. 881–898. 
  3. Luo X. R. , Yan J. Z., Zhou B., Hou P., Wang W, and Vasseur G., 2008.  Quantitative estimates of oil losses during migration, Part II: measurement of residual oil saturation in migration pathways. Journal of Petroleum Geology, Vol. 31(2), April 2008, pp 179-190 
  4. Luo X. R., Zhou B., Zhao S. X., Zhang F. Q. and Vasseur G., 2007. Quantitative estinmates of oil losses during migration, Part I: the saturation of pathways in carrier beds. Journal of Petroleum Geology, 30(4), pp 375-387. 
  5. Luo Xiaorong, Wang Zhaoming, Zhang Liqiang, Yang Wan, Liu Loujun. 2007. Overpressure Generation and Evolution in a Compressional Tectonic Setting, the Southern Margin of Junggar Basin, NW China. AAPG Bull. V91(8): 1123~1139. 
  6. Luo X. R., Liu L. J., & Li X. Y., 2006. Overpressure distribution and pressuring mechanism on the southern margin of the Junggar Basin, Northwestern China. Chinese Science Bulletin, 55(19): 2383~2390.  
  7. Luo X. R., 2004, Quantitative analysis on overpressuring mechanism resulted from tectonic stress, Chinese Journal of Geophysics Vol.47, No.6, pp: 1223~1232. 
  8. Luo X. R., Zhang F. Q., Miao S., Wang W. M., Huang Y. Z. Loggia D. and Vasseur G. 2004, Experimental verification of oil saturation and loss during secondary migration, J. Petrol. Geol., 27(3), 241~251. 
  9. Luo X. R., Dong W. L., Yang J. H. and Yang W., 2003, Overpressuring Mechanisms in the Yinggehai Basin, South China Sea, AAPG Bull. V.87, No 4, p. 629~645. 
  10. Luo X. R. and G. Vasseur, 2002, Natural hydraulic cracking: numerical model and sensitivity study, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, V. 201, 431~446. 
  11. Luo X. R., Yang J. H., and Wang Z. F., 2000, The pressuring mechanisms in aquifers and pressure prediction philosophy, Petroleum Exploration, V. 27, p. 6-10. 
  12. Luo X. R., 1999, Fault opening and the transit variation of temperature and pressure in formations: mathematical modeling, Oil and Gas Geology, V. 20, p. 1-6. 
  13. Luo X. R., G. Vassuer, A. Pouya, V. Lamoureux-Var, A. Poliakov, 1998, Elastoplastic deformation of porous media applied to the modelling of compaction at basin scale, Marine and Petroleum Geology, V. 15, p. 145-162.  
  14. Luo X. R., 1998, The notation, composition and verification of numerical models of sedimentary basins, Oil and Gas Geology, V. 19, p. 196-204. 
  15. Luo X R, Vasseur G. 1997, Sealing efficiency of shales. Terra Nova, V. 9, 71-74. 
  16. Luo X. R., Vasseur G., 1996, Geopressuring mechanism of organic matter cracking: numerical modelling, Am. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., Vol.80, p.856-874. 
  17. Luo X. R., Vasseur G., 1995, Modelling of pore pressure evolution associated with sedimentation and uplift in sedimentary basins, Basin Research, Vol.7, p.35-52. 
  18. Luo X. R., Vasseur G., 1993, Contributions of compaction and aquathermal pressuring to geopressure and the influence of environment conditions: Reply, Am. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., Vol. 77, p. 2011-2014. 
  19. Luo X. R., Brigaud F. And Vasseur G., 1993, Compaction coefficient of argillaceous sediments: their implications, significance and determination, in: Basin Modelling: Advances and Applications, (Ed. A.D. Dore et al), NPF Special Publication, Elsevier, Amsterdam, p. 321-332. 
  20. Luo X. R., Vasseur G., 1992, Contributions of compaction and aquathermal pressuring to geopressure and the influence of environment conditions, Am. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Bull., Vol. 76, p. 1550-1559.
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