Department of geology northwest university

Teacher Name

Zhang Tongwei, doctoral supervisor, born in Wuwei, Gansu Province, Professor of Northwest University, Dezhou University; Senior researcher of the Bureau of economic geology, Austin branch; engaged in the research of petroleum and natural gas geology and reservoir forming geochemistry for a long time, successively presided over or participated in more than 20 projects, including national major basic research (973), National Natural Science Foundation key project / general project, national "Ninth Five Year Plan" scientific and technological research project, Chinese Academy of Sciences "Ninth Five Year Plan" major project, and cultivated domestic Master degree More than 10 doctors and postdoctors. In recent years, a large number of researches have been carried out on unconventional shale gas and shale oil, and more than 100 papers have been published in domestic and foreign journals, including more than 57 SCI papers, including 5 highly cited articles in Geosciences (top 1% highly cited articles in Geosciences) in 2017, with a maximum of 627 citations per paper (since 2012). He was awarded the Wallace e Pratt Memorial Award by the American Society of petroleum geologists in 2015, the hitchon award by the International Geochemical society in 2017, and the best paper in AAPG bulletin journal. The research results were published in high-level journals such as org. Geochem, geochimica et cosmochimica Acta, AAPG bulletin, Mar. pet. Geol, appl. Geochem, international coal geology, sedimentary journal, scientific bulletin, etc. The research achievements have won 1 first prize and 1 second prize of science and technology progress award of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Main education and work experience:

In 1986, he graduated from the Department of geology, Northwest University, majoring in petroleum geology and obtained a Bachelor of science. In 1995 and 1999, he obtained master's degree and doctor's degree in geochemistry from Lanzhou Institute of geology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. From 2001 to 2007, he was a postdoctoral student at the energy and environment research center of Caltech. He worked in Lanzhou Institute of geology, Chinese Academy of Sciences from 1986 to 2001 and was employed as a researcher in 1998. From January 1999 to July 1999, he was a senior visiting scholar at the Institute of petroleum organic geochemistry of the national Juelich research center of Germany; from March 2007 to April 2008, he was the director of the energy and Environment Laboratory of Caltech (USA) and a member of the geochemical research group; from April 2008 to now, he has been a deputy researcher to senior researcher of the Economic Geology Bureau (USA) of the University of Germany, Austin, and a gas earth Director of chemical laboratory, member of the publishing and Editing Committee of the Bureau, member of the large-scale instrument Committee of Jackson College of geology, University of Dezhou, and became a lecture professor of Northwestern University in 2017.

Main research direction:

Petroleum and natural gas geological geochemistry and reservoir formation geochemistry; shale gas and shale oil reservoir formation description; organic-inorganic interaction and chemical kinetics; gas adsorption and shale nano pore structure description.

Representative papers in recent years:

1) Zhang, T. *, Ellis, G.S., Ruppel, S.C., Milliken, K., and Yang, R., 2012. Effect of organizational matter type and thermal maturity on metal absorption in shale gas systems. Organizational geometry 47, 120 ‒ 131. 627 times cited (from web of Science)

2) Ji, L., Zhang, T. *, Milliken, K.L., Qu, J., Zhang, X., 2012. Experimental investment of main controls to metal absorption in clay rich rocks. Applied Geology 27, 2533 ‒ 2545. Cited 329 times (from web of Science)

3) Milliken, K. L., Rudnicki, M., awwiller, D.N., Zhang, T., 2013. Organic matter hosted pore system, Marcellus formation (Devonian), Pennsylvania. AAPG bulletin 97177 ‒ 200. Cited 550 times (from web of Science)

4) Hu, H., Zhang, T. *, Wiggins Camacho, J., Ellis, G.S., Lewan, D.M., Zhang, X., 2015. Experimental investigation of changes in metal absorption of biology free Woodford shale with thermal mapping induced by hydrous physiology. Marine and petroleum geology 59, 114 ‒ 128. Cited 95 times (from Web of Science)

5) Tian, H., pan, L., Zhang, T., Xiao, X. *, Meng, Z., Huang, B., 2015. Point characterization of organizational Lower Cambrian shares in Qiannan demonstration of Guizhou Province, Southwest China. Marine and petroleum geology 62, 28 ‒ 43. Cited 119 times (from web of Science)


Zhang Tongwei

Departments:Petroleum Engineering Teaching and Research Office
Direction:Petroleum and natural gas geological geochemistry and reservoir formation geochemistry; shale gas and shale oil reservoir formation description; organic-inorganic interaction and chemical kinetics; gas adsorption and shale nano pore structure description;

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