27 March SINOPEC
The delegation was led by Dr Zhongpei Zhang, Director of Research Office and Senior Engineer at SINOPEC’s Petroleum Exploration & Production Research Institute, and participated by Drs Shiqiang Wu, Zhili Zhang, Jianjiao Li and Jingchang Li, and Mr Jiang Wu. The team met with Curtin University’s ACTER Co-Director Professor Zheng-Xiang Li, Professor Chris Elders (Chevron Professor of Petroleum Geology), Professor Kliti Grice (Director of WA-Organic and Isotope Geochemistry Centre), Dr Xuance Wang (ARC Future Fellow), and Dr Weihua Yao (Research Associate specialising on basin analysis). Curtin staff introduced Curtin’s major research strengths in relation to the petroleum industry, and Dr Wu introduced the characteristics of oil fields in the Tarim Basin, and SINOPEC’s major interests there and scientific challenges faced. Discussions focused on potential collaborative research and joint training opportunities. The team also visited Curtin’s research laboratories and the Bentley campus.