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Dr Liuqi Wang (GA – CNPC Xinjiang Oil Co. & China Geological Survey)

Under the CAGS3 scientific exchange program, Dr Liuqi Wang visited Karamay Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Xinjiang Oilfield, Karamay, Xinjiang from 17-30 September 2017. During his visit, Dr Wang worked with the modelling team for CO₂-EOR in the Petroleum Development Section on both the static and dynamic reservoir modelling for CO₂-EOR project, which has become an important technology for the enhanced oil recovery in the Junggar Basin. During the exchange period, Dr Wang introduced the recent Australian CCS activities, and shared his knowledge and research experience on the petroleum reservoir modelling through giving several presentations on reservoir modelling and CCS. He also participated in the discussions on the current reservoir models and CO₂-EOR projects. While he was in Karamay, Dr Wang visited the Karamay campus of the China University of Petroleum (CUP), Beijing on 25 September 2017, and gave a presentation on the geological storage of CO₂ in the saline aquifer to the students.

Dr Wang presenting in Karamay

After his exchange in Karamay, Dr Liuqi Wang undertook his exchange at the Center for Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology Survey, China Geological Survey (CHEGS, CGS), Baoding, Hebei Provence from 8-28 October 2017. In Baoding, Dr Wang worked with the reservoir modelling team on CO₂-EWR in the Junggar Basin. He gave presentations on Australian CCS activities and reservoir modelling for CCS in the saline aquifer. He also dedicated his time training CGS staff on the static and dynamic modelling with the local reservoir data, carbon storage capacity estimation, and other relevant topics. Dr Wang worked closely with the CGS experts on reservoir modelling and assessments on CO₂ storage potential in the deep saline aquifer.

Dr Wang also attended a meeting at the head office of China Geological Survey in Beijing on 23-24 October 2017 and exchanged knowledge on CCS/CCUS with the Chinese counterpart. The CAGS project was highly recommended by participants at the meeting and was regarded as a successful collaboration platform for researchers and government policy makers to effectively advance CCS/CCUS in both Australia and China.

Dr Wang In Baoding with CGS staff