University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Tongwei Zhang

Dr. Tongwei Zhang

Dr. Tongwei Zhang

Research Scientist
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
Telephone
512-232-1496
Fax
512-471-0140
  • Research Interests

    Gas geochemistry and isotope geochemistry

    Petroleum and gas generation kinetics and basin modeling

    Fluid transport processes in basins and reservoirs

    Organic-inorganic interactions 

    Unconventional gas reservoir characterization

    CO2 sequestration and H2S risk prediction

  • Education

    Postdoctoral Scholarship, Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, January 2007

    Ph.D., Isotope Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1997–1999

    M.S., Petroleum Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1991–1994    

    B.S., Petroleum and Natural Gas geology, Northwest University, 1982–1986

  • Professional History

    Research Associate/Organic Geochemist, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, April 2008–present

    Research Geochemist/Laboratory Manager, Power, Environmental & Energy Research Center (PEER Center), California Institute of Technology, March 2007–April 2008

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Division, California Institute of Technology, September 2001–March 2007

    Professor of Geochemistry, State Key Laboratory of Gas Geochemistry, Lanzhou Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), November 1998–August 2001

    Visiting Scientist, Institute of Petroleum and Organic Geochemistry of Juelich Research Center, Germany, January 1999–July 1999

    Associate Professor of Geochemistry, State Key Laboratory of Gas Geochemistry, Lanzhou Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 1995–1998

    Assistant Professor of Geochemistry, Lanzhou Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 1992–1995

    Research Assistant, Lanzhou Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), 1986–1992

  • Selected Publications

    Zhang, Tongwei, Zhang, Mingjie, Bai, Baojun, Wang, Xianbin, and Li, Liwu (2008), Origin and accumulation of carbon dioxide in the Huanghua depression, Bohai Bay basin, China: AAPG Bulletin, v. 92, 3, p. 341–358.

    Zhang, Tongwei, Geoffery, S. E., Wang, Kenny, Walters, C. C., Kelemen, S. R., Tang Yongchun, 2008, Geochemical signatures of thermochemical sulfate reduction in controlled hydrous pyrolysis experiments: Organic Geochemistry, v. 39, no. 3, p. 308–328.

    Zhang, Tongwei, Amrani, Alon, Geoffery, S. E., Ma, Qisheng, and Tang, Yongchun, 2008, Experimental investigation on thermochemical sulfate reduction by H2S initiation: Geochemica et Cosmochemica Acta, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2008.04.036.

    Amrani, Alon, Zhang, Tongwei, Geoffery, S. E., Ma, Qisheng, and Tang, Yongchun, 2008, A role of labile sulfur compounds in thermochemical sulfate reduction: Geochemica et Cosmochemica Acta doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2008.03.022.

    Zhang, Tongwei, Geoffrey, S. E., Wang, Kenny, Walters, C. C., Kelemen, S. R., Gillaizeau, Buruno, and Tang, Yongchen, 2008, Effect of hydrocarbon types on thermochemical sulfate reduction: Organic Geochemistry, v. 38, no. 6, p. 897–910.

    Zhang, Tongwei, and Krooss, Bernhard, 2001, Experimental investigation of carbon isotopic fractionation of methane during gas migration in diffusion through sedimentary rocks: Geochemica et Cosmochemica Acta, v. 65, no.16, p. 2723–2742.

    Zhang, Tongwei, Wang, Xianbin, Shen, Qixian, and others, 1996, Carbon isotope composition of acidolysis hydrocarbons and its application to gas-source correlation in Ordos basin, China: Chinese Science Bulletin, v. 41, no. 9, p. 754–758.

    Shao, Bo, Wen, Qibin, Zhang, Tongwei, and others, 1996, GC/C/MS on-line carbon isotope analysis and study on carbon isotope composition of natural gases from the Jiyan depression: Chinese Science Bulletin, v. 47, no. 17, p. 1597–1600.

    Zhang, Tongwei, Wang, Xianbin, Cheng, Xuehui, and others, 1995, Oil/gas microseepage and shallow hydrocarbon anomaly in Craton basin: Chinese Science Bulletin, v. 40, no. 18, p. 1582–1584.

  • Awards

    Scholarship, Chinese Academy of Science, 1999

    Second Award, Science & Technology Advancement, Chinese Academy of Science, 1994

    Fellowship, Chinese Academy of Science, 1994