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About Petroleum Research, Education, and Entrepreneurship Center
Dongmei Wang is an Assistant Professor and a member of the Graduate Faculty in the Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering at the University of North Dakota (UND). She received her Ph.D. in Oil & Gas Reservoir Engineering from the RIPED/China in 2007, and her B.S. in Computer Science from the Daqing Petroleum Institute in 1987. Dongmei’s expertise focus on the Enhanced Oil Recovery from conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources, as well economic evaluation in EOR. She had more than twenty years’ experience in 40 projects case design in reservoir engineering, production, and reservoir simulation in PetroChina before she joined the University of North Dakota. There, Dongmei played a key role in what is, by far, the largest Enhanced Oil Recovery application in the world. Dongmei established document/procedure manual for the design of polymer floods throughout China and holds a China patent. She held a number of awards for outstanding achievement in implementing new concepts and developing innovative field application for enhanced oil recovery processes at Daqing, Petrochina. Since 2009, she has been PIs for six research projects funded by DOE/RPSEA and industries related Enhanced Oil Recovery from tight rocks from Williston Basin, and three CO-PIs including using chemical to remove oils from contaminated soils.
Research Associate. Dr. Raymond D. Butler is a Research Associate in the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at the University of North Dakota. He earned a baccalaureate degree in Geological Engineering (Petroleum) from the University of North Dakota (UND) in 1970, an M.S. in Geology from UND in 1973, and Ph.D. in Geology from UND in 1980. His specialty areas include sedimentology, stratigraphy, depositional systems, petroleum geology, and hydrogeology. He has a broad range of expertise and experience, ranging from numerous geologic and hydrogeologic projects for industry and research in the northern plains and Williston Basin region, to petroleum exploration in Montana and offshore Gulf of Mexico, and environmental consulting. He has authored or co-authored many reports and publications.
Graduate Student. Jin Zhang is currently pursuing a PhD degree at G & GE department. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and specialized with Composite Material from the East China University of Science and Technology in 1990, and a master degree og Geologcial Engineering from UND. Jin worked for Shanghai Mica Insulation Material Factory during 1990 to 1998 where she involved in manufacturing process control and developing new electrical insulating products. In 2001, Jin entered Shanghai Xinyi Insulation Material Co., Ltd. as a quality control manager and the assistant of developing department manager. Her responsibility there included design and building a chemical laboratory of testing, and set up a new quality management system of our factory’s quality system and control level to meet the requirements of ISO 9000.
Graduate Student. Kayode Olatunji is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Geology at the Harold Hamm School of G & GE. He earned a Bachelor in Mining Engineering from Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria in 1997, and Master degree in the same area in 2011. His expertise is in geological mapping and mining management.
Graduate Student. Graduate Student. Stephen Detwiler is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Geologic Engineering at the University of North Dakota. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geology with minors in Physics and GIS from Albion College in 2014. Stephen worked for Albion College during 2014 to 2016 as the Geologic Technician for the Geology Department where he did all laboratory prep work for the department and assisted in teaching labs to students (Graduated on the summer of 2018).
Graduate Student. Chunxiao Li is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Geologic Engineering at the University of North Dakota. She earned a Bachelor and Master degree in geological Engineering from China University of petroleum - Bejing in 2013 and 2016. Her expertise is on reservoir characterization, 3D geomodeling. She participated in several projects on fine reservoir characterization. Her current research interests focus on polymer process enhanced oil recovery numerical simulation, and rock mechanics.
Visiting Scholar. Xixin Wang is currently pursuing a PhD degree in Geology with a major of Earth Exploration and Information Technology at the China University of Petroleum-Bejing. He received his Master and Bachelor degrees in the same majors from the Northeast petroleum University in 2015 and 2011, respectively. His research is focus on the exploitation of continental tight oil.