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Zhang Likuan
  Associate Professor
Highest Education  
Subject Categories  
  Petroleum Geology
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
09/1997-07/2001 B.S., Petroleum Geology, College of Earth Science, Jilin University, Changchun China
09/2001-07/2004 M.S., Structural Geology, Geology Department, Northwest University, Xi’ an China
09/2004-07/2007 Ph.D., Geology, Institute of Geology and Geophysics C.A.S., Beijing China 
Work experiences:
08/2007-01/2012 Post-Doctor research, Institute of Geology and Geophysics C.A.S., Beijing China,
01/2012-present Associate Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS, Beijing

Research Interests:
  • Hydrocarbon migration and accumulation
  • Abnormal-pressure occurrence and evolution,
  • Fluid flow in fault zones
  • Numerical basin modeling
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Supported Projects:
  1. Dynamics research of hydrocarbon accumulation in deep basin. The major national science and technology special project on oil and gas resources, 01/2011-09/2015.
  2. Formation of natural gas migration path in the sandstone carriers. Chinese National Natural Science Foundation, 01/2010-12/2012.
  3. Quantitative characterization of carrier systems and migration efficiency in the Rift basin. The major national science and technology special project on oil and gas resources, 05/2009-12/2010.
  4. Quantitative method for Characterizing fault opening and sealing. BHPbilliton. 12/2008-12/2010.

Selected Publication:
  1. Zhang Likuan, Luo Xiaorong, Song Guoqi, Hao Xuefegn, Qiu Guiqiang, Song Chengpeng, Lei Yuhong, Xiang Lihong, Liu Keqi, Xie Yubao. Quantitative evaluation of parameters characterizing fault opening and sealing during hydrocarbon migration. Acta Petrolei Sinica, China, 2013, ,34(1): 92-100.
  2. Zhang L. K., Luo X. R., Guy V., Yu, C. H.,Yang, W., Lei Y. h., Song C.P., Yu L., Yan J.Z. Evaluation of geological factors in characterizing fault connectivity during hydrocarbon migration: Application to the Bohai Bay Basin. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2011, 28(9):1634-1647.
  3. Zhang L. K., Luo, X. R., Liao, Q. J., Yang, W., Guy, V., Yu, C. H., Su, J. Q., Yuan, S. Q., Xiao, D. Q., Wang, Z. M. Quantitative evaluation of synsedimentary fault opening and sealing properties using hydrocarbon connection probability assessment. AAPG Bulletin, 2010, 94(9):1379– 1399.
  4. Zhang Li-kuan, Wang Zhen-liang, Sun Ming-liang, etal. 2007. Evolution of Abnormal Fluid Pressure in the Kela 2 Gas field, Kuqa Depression. Chinese Jour. Ceol., China, 42(3): 430-444.
  5. Zhang Likuan, Luo Xiaorong, Liao Qianjin, etal. 2007. Quantitative evaluation of fault sealing property with fault connectivity probabilistic method. Oil and gas Geology, China, 28(2):181-190.
  6. Zhang Likuan, Wang Zhenliang, QU Zhihao, etal. 2007. Physical Simulation Experiment of Gas Migration in Sandstone Porous Media. Geological China, 81 (4): 539-544.
  7. Zhang Li-kuan, Wang Zhen-liang, Yu Zai-ping.2004. The Generating causes of Subnormal Pressure in Sedimentary Basins. Petroleum Geology & Experiment, China. 26(5):422-426.
  8. Yan J. Z., Luo X. R., Wang W.M., Renaud T., Jean S., Guy V., Chen F., Alan Y., Zhang L. K. An experimental study of oil secondary migration in a three-dimensional tilted porous medium, AAPG, 2012,96(5): 773-788.
  9. Jianzhao Yan, Xiaorong Luo, Weimin Wang, Fang Chen, Renaud Toussaint, Jean Schmittbuhl, Guy Vasseur , Likuan Zhang. Testing oil saturation distribution in migration paths using MRI. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering.2012,86-87:237-245.
  10. Zhang L.K, Luo X.R., Song G.Q., Qiu G.Q.,Vasseur G. Characterization of fault opening for hydrocarbon migration. In abstracts of the 2nd International Conference on Fault and Top seals, 2009, p164-166.
  11. Zhang L.K., Luo, X.R., Xiao D.Q., Liu J. C., Yu C. H. Characterization of Fault Sealing for Hydrocarbon Migration and Entrapment– a case study in the Chengbei Step-Fault Zone, Bohaiwan Basin, China. In: Fault zone: structure, geochemistry and fluid flow, the Geological Society Conference abstracts, 2008, p 81.
  12. Luo X.R., Zhang L.K., Liao Q.J., Xiao D.Q., Su J.Q., Yuan S.Q., Yu C.H. Heterogeneous Characteristics of Hydrocarbon Migration: Observations, Controlling Factors, and Consequences. In: AAPG Annual Convention Program and Abstracts, San Antonio, 2008, p78.
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