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CAI Chunfang
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  Organic and stable isotopic geochemistry
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  Beitucheng Xilu No.19, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
Chunfang Cai
General status: He received a M.S. degree (1990) in petroleum geology from Yangtze University and a Ph.D. (2000) in fluid geochemistry in Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Research Interests:
His main interests include effect of hydrothermal fluid on reservoir quality, thermochemical and bacterial sulphate reduction in petroleum-bearing basins and sandstone-type uranium deposits, application of organic sulfur isotopes to petroleum-source rock correlation and to determine if BSR- or TSR- derived sulfides were incorporated into petroleum.
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Supported Projects:
1. Role of microorganisms and petroleum in the formation of sandstone-type uranium deposits (2010.1-2012.12). Supported by the CAS.
2. Influence of thermochemical sulfate reduction (TSR) on reservoir porosity in the Permian and Triassic carbonates and a new method to gas-source rock correlation (grant no 40839906)(2009.1-2012.12), supported by united foundation of NSFC and Chinese Chemical Corporation.



  1. Cai, C.F.*, Liu D.W., Hu, Y.J., Huang, T.Y., Jiang, Z.W., Xu, C.L., 2023. Interlinked marine cycles of methane, manganese, and sulfate in the post-Marinoan Doushantuo cap dolostone. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. DOI:
  2. Chu, Z.Y., Wang, M.J., Liu, D.W., Liu, J.H., Guo, J.H., Zhang, H., Cai, C.F.*, 2023. Re-Os dating of gas accumulation in Upper Ediacaran to Lower Cambrian dolomite reservoirs, Central Sichuan Basin, China. Chemical Geology 620,121342.
  3. Wang, D.W., Cai, C.F.*, Yun, L., Liu, J.Y. *, Sun, P., Jiang, ZJ, Peng YY, Zhang H., Wei TY, Pei BB. 2023. Controls on petroleum stability in deep and hot reservoirs: A case study from the Tarim Basin. Marine and Petroleum Geology 147, 106014
  4. Yongjie Hu, Cai, C.F.*, Dawei Liu, Tianyuan Wei, Daowei Wang, Lei Jiang, Rongtu Ma, Shuyuan Shi and Adrian Immenhauser*,2023. Sedimentary and diagenetic archive of a deeply-buried, upper Ediacaran microbialite reservoir, S.W. China. AAPG 107, 387-412. ( /aop/2022-10-01/aapgbltn21122aop.html).


  1. Cai, C.F.*, Lyons T.W., Sun P., Liu D.W., Wang D.W., Tino C., Luo G.M., Peng Y.Y. and Jiang L., 2022a. Enigmatic super-heavy pyrite formation: Novel mechanistic insights from the aftermath of the Sturtian Snowball Earth. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 334, 65–82.
  2. Cai, C.F.*, Xu, C.L., Fakhraeee, M., Chen, D.Z., Peng, Y.Y., 2022b. Significant fluctuation in the global sulfate reservoir and oceanic redox state during the Late Devonian event. PNAS Nexus,
  3. Cai, C.F.*, Li, H., Li, K., Wang, D., 2022c. Thermochemical sulfate reduction in sedimentary basins and beyond: A review. Chem. Geol. 607, 121018.
  4. Jiang, L*., Cai, C.F*., Xiang, L., Fan, J.X., Li, K.K., Cai, L.L., Algeo, T.J., Zhang, F.F., 2022. Kerogen-specific isotope variations during the end-Permian mass extinction in South China. Earth Sciences Reviews 226, 103912.
  5. Jiang, L., Zhao, MY., Shen, AJ., Huang, LL., Chen, DZ., Cai, C.F., 2022. Pulses of atmosphere oxygenation during the Cambrian radiation of animals. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS 590, 117565. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2022.117565
  6. Hu, YJ, Cai, CF*, Li, Y., Zhou, R., Lu, FC., Hu, JF., Ren, C.B., Jia, L.Q., Zhou, YQ., Lippert, K., Immenhauser, A., 2022. Upper Ediacaran fibrous dolomite versus Ordovician fibrous calcite cement: Origin and significance as a paleoenvironmental archive. Chemical Geology 587, 121065.
  7. Hu Y.J*., Cai, C.F., Li, Y.*., Zhou, R., Tang, Y.J., Hu, J.F., Lu, F.C., Sun, P., 2022. Evolution of diagenetic fluids in the deeply buried, upper Ediacaran Dengying Formation, Central Sichuan Basin, China. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences. DOI:10.1080/08120099.2023.2126524.
  8. Wei, TY., Cai, C.F.*, Hu, YJ., Liu, DW., Jiang, ZW., Wang, DW., 2022. Nature and evolution of diagenetic fluids in the deeply buried Cambrian Xiaoerbulake Formation, Tarim Basin, China. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences. DOI: 10.1080/08120099.2022.2122080.
  9. Li, K.K.*, Cai, C.F., Tan, X.F.,Jiang, H., Fan, J.J., 2022. Multiple fluid flow events and diversity of hydrothermal minerals in Neoproterozoic to lower Paleozoic carbonate reservoirs, Tarim Basin, NW China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 233, 105260.
  10. Li, KK.*, Cai, C.F., Tan, XF., Jiang, H., Fan, J.J., 2022. Massive dolomitization driven by MgSO4-rich seawater and its effects on thermochemical sulfate reduction, Upper Permian Changxing Formation, northeastern Sichuan, China. Energy Exploration & Exploitation 40(5), 1315-1343.
  11. Qi, Y., Sun, P., Cai, C.F.*, Wang, D.W., Peng, Y.Y., 2022. Phase fractionation controlling regional distribution of diamondoids: A case study from the Halahatang oil field, Tarim Basin, China. Marine and Petroleum Geology 140, 105674.
  12. Wang, D.W., Cai, C.F.*, Yun, L., Cao, Z.C., Zhang, J., Qi, Y., Liu, J.Y., Jiang, Z.W., Hu, Y.J., 2022. Geochemical evidence for secondary microbial gas in deep hot reservoirs of the Tarim Basin. Chemical Geology 587, 120630.
  13. Peng, Y.Y., Cai, C.F.*, Fang, CC., Wu, LL., Liu, JZ., Sun, P., Liu, DW, 2022. Diamondoids and thiadiamondoids generated from hydrothermal pyrolysis of crude oil and TSR experiments. Scientific Reports 12(1), 196.
  14. Zhang, JZ., Tang, YJ., Cai, CF., Sun, P., Peng, Y.Y., 2022. Indicative significance of biomarker parameters on crude oil cracking rate from the Dongpu Depression, Bohai Bay basin of North China. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 212, 110264.
  15. Jia, LQ., Cai, CF., Li, KK., Liu, LJ., Chen, ZP.,Tan, X.F., 2022. Impact of fluorine-bearing hydrothermal fluid on deep burial carbonate reservoirs: A case study from the Tazhong area of Tarim Basin, northwest China. Marine and Petroleum Geology 139, 105579.


  1. Cai, C.F.*, Li, K.K., Dawei Liu, Cedric M John, Daowei Wang, Bin Fu, Lianjun Feng, Mojtaba Fakhraee, Lei Jiang, 2021. Anaerobic oxidation of methane by Mn oxides in sulfate-poor environments. Geology 49(7): 761-766.
  2. Lianqi Jia*, Cai, C.F.*, Zhang, JG, Liu, LJ, Luo, QY, Li, KK, 2021. Effect of thermochemical sulfate reduction on carbonate reservoir quality: Cambrian and Ordovician oilfield, Tazhong area, Tarim basin, China[J]. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2021, 123, 104745.
  3. Dawei Liu, Cai, C.F.*, Yongjie Hu, et al., 2021. Multistage dolomitization and formation of ultra-deep Lower Cambrian Longwangmiao Formation reservoir in central Sichuan Basin, China[J]. Marine and Petroleum Geology 123,104752.
  4. Yan Chen, Cai, C.F.*, Zhen Qiu*, Lin Wei, 2021, Evolution of nitrogen cycling and primary productivity in the tropics during the Late Ordovician mass extinction. Chemical Geology 559, 119926.
  5. Han Song, Xinwen Ou, Bin Han, Haoyu Deng, Wenchao Zhang, Chen Tian, Cai, C.F., Anhuai Lu, Zhang Lin*, Liyuan Chai, 2021. An Overlooked Natural Hydrogen Evolution Pathway: Ni2+ Boosting H2O Reduction by Fe(OH)2 Oxidation during Low-Temperature Serpentinization. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 60, 1—6.
  6. Dong, YH, Duan, RQ, Li, Z, Lu, XX, Cai, C.F., Liu, JQ, Wang, LH, 2021. Quantitative evaluation of hydrothermal fluids and their impact on diagenesis of deep carbonate reservoirs: Insights from geochemical modeling. Marine and Petroleum Geology 124,104797.
  7. Jiang, KX, Lin, CM, Guan, CG, Peng, L., Zhang, X., Cai, C.F., Xiao, QL., Huang, SY. 2021. Influence of a chromium reduction treatment in the analysis of organic carbon isotopes in Quaternary coastal plain incised valley sediments. Applied Geochemistry 127, 104922.


  1. Hu, YJ, Cai, C.F.*, Liu, DW, Pederson, CL, Jiang,L., Shen, AJ, Immenhauser, A., 2020. Formation, diagenesis, and paleoenvironmental significance of upper Ediacaran fibrous dolomite cements porosity evolution of a giant, deeply buried Ediacaran gas field (Sichuan Basin, China). Sedimentology  67(2), 1161-1187. DOI: 10.1111/sed.12683
  2. Hu, YJ, Cai, C.F.*,Pederson, CL, Liu, DW, Jiang, L., He XY, Immenhauser A, 2020. Dolomitization history and porosity evolution of a giant, deeply buried Ediacaran gas field (Sichuan Basin, China). Precambrian Research 338, 105595.
  3. Sun, P., Cai, C.F.*, Tang YJ*,Tao ZQ,Zhao W, 2020. A new approach to investigate effects of biodegradation on pyrrolic compounds by using a modified Manco scale. Fuel 265, 116937. DOI:10.1016/j.fuel.2019.116937
  4. Yu Qi, Yiwen Ju*, Jingqiang Tan, Leon Bowen, Cai, C.F., Kun Yu, Hongjian Zhu, Cheng Huang, Weilai Zhang, 2020. Organic matter provenance and depositional environment of marine-to continental mudstones and coals in eastern Ordos Basin, China—Evidence from molecular geochemistry and petrology. International Journal of Coal Geology 217, 103345. DOI:10.1016/j.coal.2019.103345
  5. Li, KK*,George, SC, Cai, C.F., Zhang, XF, Tan, XF.,2020. Comparison of differential diagenesis of two oolites on the Lower Triassic platform margin, NE Sichuan Basin: Implications for the co-evolution of rock structure and porosity. Marine and Petroleum Geology 119, 104485. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2020.104485
  6. Lianqi Jia*, Cai, C.F.*, Zhenliang Wang, Hongxia Li, Lijing Liu, Qingyong Luo, and Lei Jiang, 2020. Calcite vein system and its importance in tracing paleowater flow and hydrocarbon migration in the Ordovician carbonates of the Tazhong area, Tarim Basin, China. AAPG Bulletin, v. 104, no. 11 (November 2020), pp. 2401–2428
  7. Lei Jiang*, Mojtaba Fakhraee, Cai, C.F., and Richard H. Worden, 2020. Sulfur Cycling During Progressive Burial in Sulfate-Rich Marine Carbonates. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 21, e2020GC009383.


  1. Cai, C.F.*, Tang, YJ, Li, KK, Jiang, KX, Jiang, CQ, Xiao, QL. 2019. Relative reactivity of saturated hydrocarbons during thermochemical sulfate reduction. Fuel 253, 106-113.
  2. Jiang, K. X., Lin, C.M.*, Peng, L., Zhang, X., Cai, C.F., 2019. Methyltrimethyltridecylchromans (MTTCs) in lacustrine sediments in the northern Bohai Bay Basin, China. Organic Geochemistry 133, 1-9.
  3. Nguyen, K., Love, G.D.*, Zumberge, J.A., Kelly, A.E., Owens, J.D., Rohrssen, M.K., Bates, S.T., Cai, C.F., Lyons, T.W.*, 2019. Absence of biomarker evidence for early eukaryotic life from the Mesoproterozoic Roper Group: Searching across a marine redox gradient in mid‐Proterozoic habitability. Geobiology.
  4. Zhang, P.W., Liu, G.D. *, Cai, C.F.*., Li, M.J., Chen, R.Q., Gao,P., Xu, C.L., Wan, W.,C., Zhang, Y.Y., Jiang, M.Y., 2019. Alteration of solid bitumen by hydrothermal heating and thermochemical sulfate reduction in the Ediacaran and Cambrian dolomite reservoirs in the Central Sichuan Basin, SW China. Precambrian Research 321, 277-302.
  5. Chen, Y., Diamond, C.W., Stüeken, E.E., Cai, C.F.*, Gill, B.C., Zhang, F.F., Bates, S.M., Chu, X.L., Ding, Y., Lyons, T.W. * (2019), Coupled evolution of nitrogen cycling and redoxcline dynamics on the Yangtze Block across the Ediacaran-Cambrian transition. Coupled evolution of nitrogen cycling and redoxcline dynamics on the Yangtze Block across the Ediacaran-Cambrian transition. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 257, 243-265.
  6. Li, K.K.*, George, S.C., Cai, C.F.*, Gong, S., Sestak, S., Armand, S., Zhang, X.F. , 2019. Fluid inclusion and stable isotopic studies of thermochemical sulfate reduction: Upper Permian and Lower Triassic gasfields, northeast Sichuan Basin, China. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 246, 86-108.
  1. Zhao, L., Cai, C.F.*, Jin, R.S., Li, J.G., Li, H.L., Wei, J.G., Guo, H., Zhang, B., 2018. Mineralogical and geochemical evidence for biogenic and petroleum-related uranium mineralization in the Qianjiadian deposit, NE China. Ore Geology Reviews 101, 273-292.
  2. Xiao, Q.*, Amrani, A., Sun, Y., He, S., Cai, C.F., Liu, J., Said–Ahmad, W., Zhu, C., Chen, Z., 2018. The effects of selected minerals on laboratory simulated thermochemical sulfate reduction, Organic Geochemistry 122, 41-51.
  3. Jiang, K.X., Lin, C.M.*, Zhang, X., Cai, C.F., Xiao, F., He, W.X., Peng, L., 2018. Variations in abundance and distribution of methyltrimethyltridecylchromans (MTTCs) in sediments from saline lacustrine settings in Cenozoic lacustrine basins, China. Organic Geochemistry 121, 58–67.
  4. Jiang, L.*, Worden, R.H., Cai C.F., Shen, A.J., Crowley, S.F., Xu, Z.H., 2018. Diagenesis of an evaporite-related carbonate reservoir in deeply buried Cambrian strata, Tarim Basin, Northwest China. AAPG 102, 77-102.
  5. Jiang, L.*, Worden, R.H., Cai C.F., Shen, A.J., He, S.Y., Pan, L.Y., 2018. Contrasting diagenetic evolution patterns of platform margin limestones and dolostones in the Lower Triassic Feixianguan Formation, Sichuan Basin, China. Marine and Petroleum Geology 92, 332-351.
  6. Wang, T.K., Jiang, L., Cai, C.F.*, 2018. Lipid Evidence for Oil Depletion by Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria during U Mineralization in the Dongsheng Deposit. Journal of Earth Science, 29(3), 556-563.
  7. 蔡春芳*, 2018. 有机硫同位素组成应用于油气来源和演化研究进展. 天然气地球科学, 29, 1-9.
  8. 余浩元、蔡春芳、郑剑锋、黄理力、袁文芳,2018。微生物结构对微生物白云岩孔隙特征的影响—以塔里木盆地柯坪地区肖尔布拉克组为例。石油实验地质, 40(2), 233-243.


  1. Cai, C.F., Xu, C.L., He, W.X., Zhang, C.M., Li, H.X., 2017. Biomarkers and C and S Isotopes of the Permian to Triassic Solid Bitumen and Its Potential Source Rocks in NE Sichuan Basin. Geofluids, vol. 2017, Article ID 6351382, 11 pages
  2. Cai, C. F., Xiang, L., Yuan, Y.Y., Xu, C.L., He, W.X., Tang, Y.J., Borjigen, T., 2017. Sulfur and carbon isotopic compositions of the Permian to Triassic TSR and non-TSR altered solid bitumen and its parent source rock in NE Sichuan Basin. Organic Geochemistry 105, 1–12.
  3. Li, H. X., Cai, C.F., Jia, L.Q., Xu, C.L., Zhang, K., 2017. The Effect of Water Chemistry on Thermochemical Sulfate Reduction: A Case Study from the Ordovician in the Tazhong Area, Northwest China. Geofluids, vol. 2017, Article ID 5783137, 14 pages
  4. Li, H. X. Cai, C.F., 2017. Origin and evolution of formation water from the Ordovician carbonate reservoir in the Tazhong area, Tarim Basin, NW China. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 148, 103–114.
  5. Zhao, L., Qin, Y., Cai, C.F., Xie, Y.W., Wang, G., Huang, B.,, Xu, C.L., 2017. Control of coal facies to adsorption-desorption divergence of coals: A case from the Xiqu Drainage Area, Gujiao CBM Block, North China. International Journal of Coal Geology 171, 169-184.


  1. Cai, C.F., Amrani, A., Worden, R.H., Xiao, Q.L., Wang, T.K., Gvirtzman, Z., Li, H.X., Said-Ahmad, W., Jia, L.Q., 2016. Sulfur isotopic compositions of individual organosulfur compounds and their genetic links in the Lower Paleozoic petroleum pools of the Tarim Basin, NW China. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 182 : 88–108. 【Link
  2. Cai, C.F., Xiao, Q.L., Fang, C.C., Wang, T.K., He, W.X., Li, H.X., 2016. The effect of TSR on formation and isomerization of thiadiamondoids and diamondoids. Organic Geochemistry 101: 49–62. 【Link
  3. Jia, L.Q., Cai, C.F.*, Jiang, L., Zhang, L., Li, H.X., Zhang, W. , 2016. Petrological and geochemical constraints on diagenesis and mesogenetic dissolution of the Ordovician carbonate reservoirs in the Tazhong area, Tarim Basin, NW China. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 78, 271-290.
  4. Jiang, L., Cai, C.F., Worden, R.H., Crowley, S. F., Jia, L.Q., Zhang, K., Duncan, I.J., 2016. Multiphase dolomitization of deeply buried Cambrian petroleum reservoirs, Tarim Basin, Northwest China. Sedimentology 63, 2130-2157. 【Link
  5. Xiang L.*, Cai, C.F., He,X.Y., Jiang, L., Yuan, Y.Y., Wang, T.T., Jia, L.Q., Yu,L.,2016. The Ocean Redox State Evolution and Its Controls during the Cambrian Series 1–2: Evidence from Lijiatuo Section, South China. Journal of Earth Science 27, 265–280。
  6. 蔡春芳*、赵龙,2016. 热化学硫酸盐还原作用及其对油气与储集层的改造作用:进展与问题。矿物岩石地球化学通报,35(5), 851-859。
  7. 贾连奇、蔡春芳*、李红霞、汪天凯、张文、孔令武,2016. 塔中地区热化学硫酸盐还原作用对深埋白云岩储层的改造。沉积学报,34(6), 1057-1067


  1. Cai, C.F., Hu, G.Y., Li, H.X., Jiang, L., He, W.X., Zhang, B.S., Jia, L.Q., Wang, T.K. Origins and fates of H2S in the Cambrian and Ordovician in Tazhong area: evidence from sulfur isotopes, fluid inclusions and production data. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2015c, 67, 408-418. 
  2. Cai, C.F., Zhang, C.M., Worden, R.H., Wang, T.K., Li, H.X., Jiang, L., Huang S.Y., Zhang, B.S. Application of sulfur and carbon isotopes to oil–source rock correlation: A case study from the Tazhong area, Tarim Basin, China. Organic Geochemistry, 2015b, 83-84,140-152. 
  3. Cai, C.F., Xiang, L., Yuan, Y.Y., He, X.Y., Chu, X.L., Chen, Y., Xu, C.L. Marine C, S and N biogeochemical processes in the redox-stratified Early Cambrian Yangtze ocean. Journal of the Geological Society (London). 2015a, 172 (3), 390-406.
  4. Jiang, L., Cai, C.F., Worden, R.H., Li, K.K., Xiang, L., Chu, X.L., Shen, A.J., Li, W.J., 2015. Rare earth element and yttrium (REY) geochemistry in carbonate reservoirs during deep burial diagenesis: Implications for REY mobility during thermochemical sulfate reduction. Chemical Geology 415, 87–101.【Link】 
  5. Jiang, L., Worden, R.H., Cai, C.F. Generation of isotopically and compositionally distinct water during thermochemical sulfate reduction (TSR) in carbonate reservoirs: Triassic Feixianguan Formation, Sichuan Basin, China. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2015, 169, 249-262. 
  6. Jiang, L., Pan, W., Cai, C.F., Jia, L.Q., Pan, L., Wang, T.K., Li, H. X., Chen, S. L., Chen, Y. Fluid mixing induced by hydrothermal activity in the ordovician carbonates in Tarim Basin, China. Geofluids, 2015,15,483–498..  
  7. Jia, L.Q., Cai, C.F., Yang, H., Li, H.X., Wang, T., Zhang, B., Jiang, L., Tao, X.W. Thermochemical and bacterial sulfate reduction in the Cambrian and Lower Ordovician carbonates in the Tazhong Area, Tarim Basin, NW China: Evidence from fluid inclusions, C, S and Sr isotopic data. Geofluids, 2015,15,421–437.  


  1. Wang, Z.M., Cai, C.F., Li, H. X., Yang, H.J., Wang, T.K., Zhang, K., Jia, L.Q., Chen, K. Origin of late charged gas and its effect on property of oils in the Ordovician in Tazhong area. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2014, 122, 83-93.  
  2. Cai, C.F., He, W.X., Jiang, L., Li, K.K., Xiang, L., Jia, L.Q. Petrological and geochemical constraints on porosity difference between Lower Triassic sour- and sweet-gas carbonate reservoirs in the Sichuan Basin. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2014, 56, 34-50.  
  3. Jiang, L., Worden, R.H., Cai, C.F., Li, K.K., Xiang, L., Cai, L.L., He, X.Y. Dolomitization of gas reservoirs: the Upper Permian Changxing and Lower Triassic Feixianguan Formations, northeast Sichuan Basin, China. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 2014, 84, 792-815.  
  4. Jiang, L., Worden, R.H., Cai, C.F. Thermochemical sulfate reduction and fluid evolution of the Lower Triassic Feixianguan Formation sour gas reservoirs: Northeast Sichuan Basin, China, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 2014, 98, 947-973.  
  5. Li, K.K., Cai, C.F., Hou, D.J., He, X.Y., Jiang. L., Jia, L.Q., Cai, L.L., 2014. Origin of high H2S concentrations in the Upper Permian Changxing reservoirs of the Northeast Sichuan Basin, China. Marine and Petroleum Geology 57,233-243.  
  6. Li, K.K., Cai, C.F., Jia, L.Q., Gao, Y., Jiang, Z., Wang, T.K., Jiang, L., 2014. The role of thermochemical sulfate reduction in the genesis of high-quality deep marine reservoirs within the central Tarim Basin, western China. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 1-14.  
  7. Yuan, Y.Y., Cai, C.F.*, Wang, T.K., Xiang, L., Jia, L.Q., Chen, Y., 2014. Redox condition during Ediacaran–Cambrian transition in the Lower Yangtze deep water basin, South China: constraints from iron speciation and ?13Corg in the Diben section, Zhejiang. Chinese Science Bulletin 59, 3638-3649. 


  1. Cai, C.F., Zhang, C.M., He, H., Tang, Y.J., 2013. Carbon isotope fractionation during methane-dominated TSR in East Sichuan Basin gas fields, China: A review. Marine and Petroleum Geology 48, 100-110.  
  2. Jiang, L., Cai, C.F., Worden, R.H., Li, K.K., Xiang, L., 2013. Reflux dolomitization of the Upper Permian Changxing Formation and the Lower Triassic Feixianguan Formation, NE Sichuan Basin, China. Geofluids 13, 232-245.
  3. 贺训云*, 蔡春芳, 姚根顺, 熊湘华, 沈安江, 向雷, 吴敬武, 2013. 黔南坳陷油苗来源: 碳, 硫同位素及生物标志物证据. 岩石学报 29(3): 1059-1072.


  1. Li, K.K., Cai, C.F., Jiang, L., Cai, L.L., Jia, L.Q., Zhang, B., Xiang, L., Yuan, Y.Y., 2012. Sr evolution in the Upper Permian and Lower Triassic carbonates, Northeast Sichuan Basin, China: constraints from chemistry, isotope and fluid inclusions. Applied Geochemistry 27, 2409- 2424. 
  2. Jiang, L., Cai, C.F., Zhang, Y.D., Mao, S.Y., Sun, Y.G., Li, K.K., Xiang, L., Zhang, C.M., 2012. Lipids of sulfate-reducing bacteria and sulfur-oxidizing bacteria found in the Dongsheng uranium deposit. Chinese Science Bulletin 57, 1311-1319.
  3. 蔡春芳*, 蔡镠璐, 张俊, 蔡勋育, 李开开, 2012. 川东北飞仙关组甲烷为主的 TSR 及其同位素分馏作用. 岩石学报 28(3): 889-894.
  4. 李开开, 蔡春芳*, 蔡镏璐, 姜磊, 向雷, 2012. 塔河地区中下奥陶统储层硫化物成因分析. 岩石学报 28(3): 806-814.
  5. 向雷*, 蔡春芳, 贺训云, 姜磊, 2012. 贵州渣拉沟剖面下寒武统黑色硅质岩微量元素富集机制. 岩石学报 28(3): 971-980.
  6. 杨海军*, 李开开, 潘文庆, 肖中尧, 蔡春芳, 2012. 塔中地区奥陶系埋藏热液溶蚀流体活动及其对深部储层的改造作用. 岩石学报 28(3): 783-792.
  7. 张俊*, 蔡镠璐, 向雷, 蔡春芳, 2012. 川东北地区飞仙关组成岩晚期白云石溶解作用. 石油与天然气地质 33(4): 599-606. 


  1. Li, K.K., Cai, C.F., He, H., Jiang, L., Cai, L.L., Xiang, L., Huang, S.J., Zhang, C.M., 2011. Origin of palaeo-waters in the Ordovician carbonates in Tahe oilfield, Tarim Basin: constraints from fluid inclusions and Sr, C and O isotopes. Geofluids 11, 71-86. 
  2. Zhang, C.M., Zhang, Y.Q., Cai, C.F., 2011. Maturity effect on carbazole distributions in source rocks from the saline lacustrine settings, the western Qaidam Basin, NW China. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 42, 1288-1296.  
  3. Zhang, C.M., Zhang, Y.Q., Cai, C.F., 2011. Aromatic isoprenoids from the 25-65 Ma saline lacustrine formations in the western Qaidam Basin, NW China. Organic Geochemistry 42, 851-855.  


  1. Cai, C.F., Li, K.K., Zhu, Y.M., Xiang, L., Jiang, L., Tenger, Cai, X.Y., Cai, L.L., 2010. TSR origin of sulfur in the Permian and Triassic reservoir bitumen in East Sichuan Basin, China. Organic Geochemistry 41, 871-878.  


  1. Cai, C.F., Zhang, C.M., Cai, L.L., Wu, G.H., Jiang, L., Xu, Z.M., Li, K.K., Ma, A.L., Chen, L.X., 2009c. Origins of Palaeozoic oils in the Tarim Basin: Evidence from sulfur isotopes and biomarkers. Chemical Geology 268,197-210.
  2. 蔡春芳*, 李开开, 李斌, 蔡镠璐, 姜磊,2009b.塔河地区奥陶系碳酸盐岩缝洞充填物的地球化学特征及其形成流体分析. 岩石学报 25(10), 2399-2404.  
  3. Cai, C.F., Li KK., Ma, A.L., Zhang, C.M., Xu, Z.M., Worden, R.H., Wu, G.H., Zhang, B.S., Chen, L.X., 2009a. Distinguishing Cambrian from Upper Ordovician source rocks: Evidence from sulfur isotopes and biomarkers in the Tarim Basin. Organic Geochemistry 40, 755-768.  
  4. Cai, C.F., Li KK.,Jiang,L., Cai, L.L. 2009. Reservoir porosity enhancement by multiple stages of TSR in East Sichuan Basin gas fields, China. Geochimica Cosmochimi Acta 73, Axxx.  


  1. Cai, C.F., Li, KK, Li, H.T., Zhang, B.S., 2008.Evidence for cross formational hot brine flow from integrated 87Sr/86Sr, REE and fluid inclusions of the Ordovician veins in Central Tarim. Applied Geochemistry 23, 2226-2235.  
  2. Cai, C.F., Li KK., 2008. Secular change in delta S-34 value of early palaeozoic kerogens from the Tarim Basin relative to marine sulphates. Geochimica Cosmochimi Acta 72 (12), A128.
  3. 蔡春芳*, 李宏涛,李开开,姜磊,2008. 油气厌氧氧化与铀还原的耦合关系-以东胜和钱家店铀矿床为例。 石油实验地质, 30(5),518-521.
  4. 李开开*,蔡春芳,蔡镠鏴,2008. 塔中地区上奥陶统热液流体与热化学硫酸盐还原作用.石油与天然气地质,2(29):217-222
  5. Zhang CM, Zhang YQ, Zhang M, Chen ZY, Peng DH, Sun WL, Cai, C.F., 2008. Compositional variabilities among crude oils from the southwestern part of the Qaidam Basin, NW China. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 62, 87-92.  
  6. Zhang CM, Zhang YQ, Zhang M, Zhao HJ, Cai, C.F., 2008. Carbazole distributions in rocks from non-marine depositional environments. Organic Geochemistry39, 868-878.  
  7. Jiang HX, Wu YS, Cai, C.F., 2008. Filamentous cyanobacteria fossils and their significance in the Permian-Triassic boundary section at Laolongdong, Chongqing. Chinese Science Bulletin 53,1871-1879.  


  1. Cai, C.F., Li, KK, Li, H.T., 2007. Evidence for cross formation hot brine flow from integrated 87Sr/86Sr and REE data in Central Tarim. Geochimica Cosmochimi Acta A139-A139 (SCI).  
  2. Cai, C.F., Li, KK, Li, H.T., 2007. Fluid inclusion and isotopic constraint for fluid evolution in the Ordovician veins in Central Tarim, NW China. In: Bullen, T.D. and Wang, Y.C. (eds.), Water-Rock Interaction, Taylor & Francis Group, London. p. 703-707.
  3. 蔡春芳*,2007. 油气藏中热化学和微生物硫酸盐还原作用。矿物岩石地球化学通报,26 卷(增),pp. 260-262。
  4. 蔡春芳*、邬光辉、李开开、陈利新、李梅、李宏涛,2007. 塔中地区古生界热化学硫酸盐还原作用与原油中硫的成因。矿物岩石地球化学通报26(1), 44-48.
  5. Cai, C.F., Li, H.T., Qin, MK., Luo, XR., Wang, F.Y., Ou, G.X., 2007. Biogenic and petroleum-related ore-forming processes in Dongsheng uranium deposit, NW China. Ore Geology Reviews 32, 262-274.【PDF】  
  6. Cai, C.F., Dong, H.L., Li, H.T., Xiao, X.K., Ou, G.X., Zhang, C.M., 2007. Mineralogical and geochemical evidence for coupled bacterial uranium mineralization and hydrocarbon oxidation in the Shashagetai deposit, NW China. Chemical Geology 236, 167-179.【PDF】  
  7. Wei, ZB, J. Moldowan, JM, Fago, F., Dahl,J.E., Cai, C.F. and Peters, K.E., 2007. Origins of Thiadiamondoids and Diamondoidthiols in Petroleum. ASAP Energy Fuels, 21 (6): 3431-3436.  
  8. Zhang, CM, Zhao, H., Hu, M., Xiao, Q., Li, J., Cai, C.F., 2007. A simple correlation for the viscosity of heavy oils from Liaohe Basin, NE China. Source. Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology 46(4), 8-11.  
  9. Li, HT, Cai, CF, He, H., Li,K.K.., 2007. Microbial uranium mineralization and hydrocarbon oxidation in the Qianjiadian deposit, NE China. Geochimica Cosmochimi Acta 71, A570-A570.  
  10. Li, HT, Cai, CF, Li, KK, Luo, X.R., 2007. Biogenic spherical magnetite and coffinite from sandstone-type uranium deposit in Dongsheng area. In: Bullen, T.D. and Wang, Y.C. (eds.), Water-Rock Interaction, Taylor & Francis Group, London. p. 881-885.
  11. 李开开*、蔡春芳、李宏涛,2007. 塔中奥陶系稀土元素与87Sr/86Sr分布及其意义。矿物岩石地球化学通报,26 卷(增),pp. 296-298。
  12. 李宏涛*、蔡春芳、李开开、罗晓容,2007.东胜砂岩型铀矿床低温微生物成矿模式探讨. 矿物岩石地球化学通报,26 卷(增),pp. 292-293。
  13. 李宏涛*、蔡春芳、李开开、罗晓容, 2007. 内蒙古东胜铀矿床球状磁铁矿的成因及意义. 地质论评,53(4), 564-570.
  14. 李宏涛*、蔡春芳、罗晓容、李开开,2007. 鄂尔多斯北部直罗组中烃类包裹体地球化学特征及来源分析. 沉积学报25(3)467-473.
  15. 李宏涛*、蔡春芳、罗晓容、孙希勇, 2007. 内蒙古东胜地区中侏罗统砂岩沉积物源的地球化学证据. 地质科学, 42(2), 353-361. 


  1. Worden, R.H., Cai, C.F., 2006. Discussion: Geochemical characteristics of the Zhaolanzhuang sour gas accumulation and thermochemical sulfate reduction in the Jixian Sag of Bohai Bay Basin by Zhang et al. (Organic Geochemistry 36, 1717-1730). Organic Geochemistry 37, 511-514.  
  2. Cai, C.F., Peng, L.C., Mei, B.W., Xiao, Y.K., 2006. B, Sr, O and H isotopic compositions of formation waters from the Bachu Bulge, Tarim Basin. Acta Geological Sinica 80(4): 550-556.  


  1. 蔡春芳、李宏涛. 2005. 沉积盆地热化学硫酸盐还原作用评述. 地球科学进展,20(5), 14-19.
  2. Cai, C.F., Hu, GY, He, H., Li, J, Li, JF, Wu, Y. S., 2005. Geochemical characteristics and origin of natural gas and thermochemical sulfate reduction in Ordovician carbonates in the Ordos Basin, China. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 48(3/4), 209-226.  
  3. Cai, C.F., Worden, R. H., Wolff, G. A., Bottrell, S. H., Wang, D.L., Li, X., 2005. Origin of sulfur rich oils and H2S in Tertiary lacustrine sections of the Jinxian Sag, Bohai Bay Basin, China. Applied Geochemistry 20, 1427-1444. 


  1. Cai, C.F., He, H., Mei, B.W.,Xiao, Y.K.,2004, Origin of brines from the Bachu Uplift, Tarim Basin, China: chemistry and d11B evidence. In: Wanty RB and Seal RR (Eds.), Water-Rock Interaction 2004. London: Taylor and Francis Group, pp. 367-372  
  2. Cai, C.F., Xie, Z.Y., Worden, R.H., Hu, G.Y., Wang, L. S., He, H., 2004, Methane-dominated thermochemical sulphate reduction in the Triassic Feixianguan Formation East Sichuan Basin, China: towards prediction of fatal H2S concentrations. Marine and Petroleum Geology 21, 1265-1279
  3. 向廷生*、万家云、蔡春芳, 2004. 硫酸盐还原菌对原油的降解作用和硫化氢的生成. 天然气地球科学,15(2):171-173
  4. 向廷生*、蔡春芳、付华娥, 2004. 不同温度、羧酸溶液中长石溶解模拟实验. 沉积学报22, 597-602.


  1. Cai, C.F., Worden, R. H., Bottrell, S. H., Wang, L.S., and Yang, C.C., 2003. Thermochemical sulphate reduction and the generation of hydrogen sulphide and thiols (mercaptans) in Triassic carbonate reservoirs from the Sichuan Basin, China. Chemical Geology 202, 39-57.  


  1. Cai, C.F., Worden, R. H., Wang, Q. H., Xiang, T. S., Zhu, J. Q., Chu, X. L, 2002. Chemical and isotopic evidence for secondary alteration of natural gases in the Hetianhe Field, Bachu Uplift of the Tarim Basin. Organic Geochemistry 33, 1415-1427.  


  1. Cai, C.F., Wang, J. Y., Zeng, F. G. and He, H., 2001. Origin, migration and mixing of oilfield brines: Stable isotopic evidence from Kuqa Foreland Basin. Science in China Series E 44, 175-180.  
  2. Cai, C.F., Hu, W. S., Worden, R. H., 2001. Thermochemical sulphate reduction in Cambro-Ordovician carbonates in Central Tarim. Marine and Petroleum Geology 18, 729-741.  
  3. Cai, C.F., Franks, S. G. and Aagaard, P., 2001. Origin and migration of brines from Paleozoic strata in Central Tarim, China: constraints from 87Sr/86Sr, δD, δ18O and water chemistry. Applied Geochemistry 16, 1269-1283.  
  4. Cai, C.F., He, H. and Xiang, T. S., 2001. Isotope evidence for the origin and mixing of brines from Kuqa Basin, China. In: Cidu, R. (Ed), The proceedings of the 10th Water-Rock Interaction international symposium on water-rock. A. A. Blackema, Lisse, 1493-1496.
  5. 蔡春芳*、顾家裕、蔡洪美,2001. 塔中地区志留系烃类侵位对成岩作用的影响。沉积学报,19(1):60-65.
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  2. 蔡春芳、王国安、何 宏,2000. 库车前陆盆地流体化学、成因与流动. 地质地球化学28(1): 56-60.
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