Qiqi Wang

Qiqi  Wang
Postdoctoral Fellow, Jackson School of Geosciences

Office: BEG
Mailcode: E0610

Areas of Expertise

Research WangÂ’s research includes fundamental work on fracture pattern formation, methods to analysis patterns, clastic diagenesis, reservoir characterization, rock properties evaluation, and reservoir quality predictive modelling. Wang has expertise in petrography, scanning electron microscopy, fluid inclusion micro thermometry, field- and core-based fracture description, image log analysis, diagenetic and rock physics modeling (Touchstone), geo-cellular modelling, and integrated statistics and machine learning techniques. WangÂ’s goals include conducting fundamental and practical research at the interface between structural geology and sedimentary petrology with a focus on solving societally important challenges to hydrocarbon, geothermal and CCUS development in an international research organization that features cross-disciplinary collaborative research teams and international collaborations.

Current Research Programs & Projects

Fracture evolution and progressive diagenesis in low porosity rocks

Select Past Research

Characterizing bedding parallel fractures in shale: morphology, aperture size distribution

Best of Petroleum Geoscience Collection - Geological Society London - Petroleum Geoscience Journal (2021)

JSG Research Analytical Fund - University of Texas at Austin (2021)

Jackson School Off-campus Research Award - University of Texas at Austin (2020)

Jackson School Summer Research Analytical Fund - University of Texas at Austin (2019)

AAPG Award of Excellence “Top 10” Poster Presentation - AAPG (2015)

S.K. Grant Field Camp Award, best mapper - Missouri University of Science and Technology (2013)

Spring Undergraduate Research Award - Missouri University of Science and Technology (2013)

Vice President, AAPG UT student chapter (2020 - 2022)

GSA Energy Geology Division – Student Representative, Geological Society of America (2019 - Present)

ARMA UT Austin Student Chapter – Event Organizer, American Association of Rock Mechanics (2019 - Present)

Characterizing Subsurface Fracture Spatial Distribution in the East Painter Reservoir Anticline, Wyoming, Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) 2020, (2020)

Quantified fracture (joint) clustering in Archean basement, Wyoming: Application of Normalized Correlation Count method, AAPG ACE, (2019)

Coupled effects of diagenesis and deformation on fracture evolution in deeply buried sandstones, 53rd American Rock Mechanics Association symposium, (2019)

Unraveling the history of ultra-deep fractures in sedimentary basins, Pan-American Current Research on Fluid Inclusions, (2018)

Characterizing bedding-parallel fractures in shale: aperture-size distributions and spatial organization, AAPG ACE, (2016)

Bedding-parallel fractures in shales: characterization, prediction and importance, AAPG ACE, (2015)