Visiting Scientist Joins EGI China Program Development


EGI is pleased to welcome Associate Professor Dr. Fengcun Xing, who is visiting EGI from February 2016 to February 2017. Dr. Xing will work with Dr. Shu Jiang on lacustrine basins in time and space and on shale reservoir characterization. Dr. Xing’s research focuses on sedimentary geology, hydrocarbon reservoirs, sequence stratigraphy, and basin analysis, etc.

He earned a Ph.D. in Petroleum Geology from China University of Geosciences at Beijing and did three years of postdoctoral research on marine geology at the School of Ocean Sciences at China University of Geosciences before accepting a faculty position at the Institute of Sedimentary Geology at Chengdu University of Geology in China in 2011.

Over the last decade, Dr. Xing has worked on 35 research projects supported by Major Projects of National Science and Technology, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the China Geological Survey Bureau, CNPC (China National Petroleum Corporation), CPCC (China Petroleum Chemical Corporation), Sinopec, and CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corporation). His research area of expertise covers a dozen major Chinese petroliferous basins between continental basins and marine basins. He has published 25 papers in many professional journals, including Sedimentary Geology, Basin Analysis, Journal of Earth Science, etc.

Currently, Dr. Xing is working to advance the science of diagenesis and reservoir characterization of tight sand, shale, deeply buried marine carbonates, and lacustrine dolostone. He enjoys working in the field investigating outcrops and spends at least three months each year investigating the sedimentary facies characterization, basin evolution, and paleogeography reconstruction for Precambrian to Tertiary rocks in China.