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Dr. James Sheng

Associate professor in the petroleum department of Texas Tech University, USA

Biography

Dr. James Sheng is an associate professor in the petroleum department of Texas Tech University, USA. He had worked in the oil industry for 20+ years before joining academia.While working in the industry for TOTAL, Baker Hughes, Shell, Kuwait Oil Company, and China National Petroleum Company, James has developed his expertise in these areas:enhanced oil recovery, reservoir simulation and numerical modeling, well and formation testing, heavy oil recovery, and reservoir management and production forecast. Now he is actively working on EOR and shale research. He holds a Ph.D. degree from University of Alberta. He has (co)authored over 70 papers, and holds 4 US patents and 2 provisional US patents. He has published two books:(1) Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery, (2) EOR Field Case Studies.

He holds a Ph.D. degree from University of Alberta. He has (co)authored over 40 papers, and holds 4 US patents and 2 provisional US patents. He is the book author of “Modern Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery”.

He received several professional awards including the SPE Regional Technical Award – Formation Evaluation (Southwestern US region) in 2013, the Fulbright Specialist Grant administrated by FSB, UD ECA and CIES and to help PetroVietnam University to establish their petroleum program in 2013, the OutstandingTechnical Editor Award (2005) and the Outstanding Associate Editor Award (2008) forSPEREE, and the Best Paper Award in JCPT (1997). He was an associate editor(2005-2009) for SPEREE and an associate editor for the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering(2008-2011). He is also a member of the SPE “A Peer Apart” group. Each member in this group reviewed more than 100 SPE papers. He served journals as technical Editors for JCPT (1996-2000), SPEREE (2005 – 2010), SPWLA (2005), SPEJ (2006 – present), and J.Pet. Sci. Eng. (2008 – present). He also served the SPE Kuwait section as the secretary (1998-1999).



Achievement

Summary of his professional achievement:

  • Associate professor at Texas Tech University, USA
  • Author of an EOR book which exclusively covers chemical EOR
  • Associate Editor for SPEREE, 2005 - 2009
  • Received the Outstanding Technical Editor Award, SPEREE, 2005
  • Technical steering Committee for RPSEA (Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America), EOR/IOR Consortium (2008) and the DeepStar Consortium (2006 - 2010)

Major Simulation Projects

  • Conducted survey studies of chemical EOR projects in China
  • Conducted survey studies of different EOR projects (thermal, foam, chemical, etc.)
  • Company representative to follow EOR and other advanced R&D projects
  • Expert user of chemical and other EOR simulators