From December 22 to 23, 2018, the Expert Forum on New Advances in Petroleum and Natural Gas Geology Development and Exploration was held at the Yanta Campus Conference Center of Xi’an Shiyou University. Professor Li Tiantai, President of the university, attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech. Professor Zhao Jingzhou, the responsible person of the forum and director of the Key Laboratory of Petroleum and Gas Entrapment in Shaanxi Province, made a summary of the forum, and Professor Tan Chengqian, dean of the Institute of Geosciences and Engineering, presided over the opening ceremony. More than 200 representatives from more than 10 units attended the forum, such as PetroChina Dagang Oilfield Company, PetroChina Changqing Oilfield Company, Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum (Group) Co., Ltd., China Petroleum Coalbed Methane Co., Ltd., Sinopec Shengli Oilfield Exploration and Development Research Institute, Sinopec North China Oil and Gas Branch, Jiangxi Shale Gas Investment Co., Ltd., Xi’an Shiyou University, Northwestern University and so on, attended the forum.
Eleven well-known experts at home and abroad will be invited and make reports in the forum as below: Professor Zhao Xianzheng, Senior Engineer, General Manager of PetroChina Dagang Oilfield Company; Professor Fu Jinhua, Senior Engineer, Deputy General Manager of PetroChina Changqing Oilfield Company; Professor Xu Fengyin, General Manager of National Coalbed methane Company and Deputy General Manager of PetroChina Coalbed methane Company; Professor Liu Chiyang, Director of Petroliferous Basin Institute of Northwestern University; Professor Zhai Gangyi, Director of Petroleum and Gas Survey Center of China Geological Survey, University of Texas Arlington, USA; Professor Hu Qinhong, Editor-in-chief of MPG journal; Professor Liu Wenhui, Senior expert of Sinopec Petroleum and Gas Exploration and Development; Professor Li Jian, Director of Natural Gas Geology Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development; Du Yan, Senior Engineer, Vice President of Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum (Group) Co., Ltd.; Wei Xinshan, Senior Engineer, senior technical expert of PetroChina Changqing Oilfield Company; Professor Zhao Jingzhou, Director of the Key Laboratory of Petroleum and Gas Entrapment in Shaanxi Province of Xi’an Shiyou University. The report has a wide range of contents, including both continental and marine petroleum and gas, both conventional and unconventional petroleum and gas, and both petroleum and gas exploration and development. Among them, unconventional oil and gas are still the focus of discussion in the forum, and the topics include tight oil and gas, shale oil and shale gas, as well as coalbed methane and other major unconventional oil and gas resources.
The report of this forum reflects the latest achievements in the research, exploration and development of petroleum and natural gas geology in recent years. The convening of the forum is of great significance to improving teaching and scientific research in our university and promote the construction of related disciplines.