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College of Earth Sciences, Jilin University
Jianshe Str.2199 (Pigeon Building)
Jilin Province in northeast China
Geographic coordinate: N 43°52’43.35”,  E125°17’26.28”
Elevation: 254 m
Office Telephone/Fax: 0086-431-88502620

 "Volcanic Reservoirs and their Exploration" Working Group:
        The working group has focused on volcanic reservoirs and their exploration in China since 1994. Composed of both geologists of 14 professional staff and geophysists of 4 professors as well as many other PhD/Ms/Bachelor students, the working group has carried out many research projects succesfully on volcanic reservoirs related to nearly all the main petroliferous basins in China including the Songliao Basin, Liaohe/Bohaibay Basin, Junggar Basin, as well as East China Sea and South China Sea Basins. With the materials and experience above, they have put forward systematic principles and techniques on the volcanic reservoirs and their exploration, which have much improved the wildcat success rate from less than 15% to ca. 50%.  
           Volcanic reservoirs are strongly anisotropic concerning reservoir features. Exploration tactics may greatly vary for different basins. For the Songliao Basin (SB), for example, we proposed that the practical exploration procedures used to discover effective volcanic reservoirs include mapping of volcanic provinces within the basin, delineating different types of paleovolcanoes, searching for and selecting composite paleovolcanoes by drilling on volcanic highs, and choosing reservoir units with the best porosity and permeability. Additionally, the reservoirs must be close to petroleum source rock. Three critical depths should be taken into account in the exploration process for petroleum in the SB. At burial depths shallower than 2000 m (6562 ft), sedimentary rocks (sandstones and conglomerates) are the preferred targets because of their higher porosity and permeability. Below 3000 m (9843 ft) depth, lavas and welded ignimbrites are the best reservoirs because of their strong resistance to overburden pressure. Between 2000 and 3000 m (6562 and 9843 ft), both sedimentary and volcanic rocks may be considered as target reservoirs. The reservoir performance of pyroclastic rocks is similar to that of sedimentary rocks with respect to porosity-depth relationships.

 Comparison between paleo-buried volcanoes and modern volcanoes like Changbaishan-Tianchi volcanoes :
     Past is the key to the present and vice versa.  The working group have gotten great benefit and success in the comparison studies between the exposed and buried volcanoes. The exposed outcrops can show us details of the concerned volcanological aspects directly, while the buried ones can be observed in 3-dementions and with different scales based on borehole, well-logging, and seismic data. The similarities and differences between them can provide us with valuable information about evolutionary history on construction, destruction and buried/diagenesis process of the volcanoes, which have much improved our knowledge on both ancient and modern volcanoes for a wide aspects, such as, volcanostratigraphy, volcanic arthitecture, volcanic facies, paleo-volcanic landscape, and distribution pattern of volcanic reservoir parameters. 
         Research Interests of the working group:
        (1) Petroliferous Sedimentary Basins;
        (2) Volcanic Reservoirs;
        (3) ICDP Drilling Program in the Songliao Basin (Pu-Jun Wang is the geologist-in-chief of the program);
        (4) Volcanology of Changbaishan Volcanoes (volcanostratigraphy and volcanic architecture, volcanic hazard)
         Study Areas in recent years: Songliao Basin, Liaohe/Bohaibay Basin, Junggar Basin; Chabaishan Volcanoes; East/South China Sea Basins.


Prof. Dr. Pujun Wang
Prof. Wanzhu Liu
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Weihua Bian
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yan Zhang
Prof. Dr. Huafeng Tang
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yulong Huang
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Youfeng Gao
Dr. Jian Yi
Chongyang Chen


Jianguang Zhang2023-06-19 10:43:41The major project of National Natural Science Foundation of China undertaken by our team, “Early Cretaceous high-resolution continental Geologic record and their distribution laws in Songliao and western Liaoning”, was successfully concluded
Wenhua Wang2022-09-01 10:46:29Prof. Pujun Wang chaired and convened the session T2-2 and the VFT05 field trip of the 21st International Sedimentological Congress
Jianguang Zhang2020-10-19 22:49:36Tips about the Changbai Mountain
Jianguang Zhang2020-09-05 14:25:18The master thesis of Xiang Gao from Petrorevol finished in 2017 is recognized as one of the best theses of Jilin Province
Jianguang Zhang2020-09-05 02:45:17China Central Television reported twice about the SK-2 Project executed by Prof. Pujun Wang
Yulong Huang2017-04-05 08:43:55AAPG GTW: Influence of Volcanism and Associated Magmatic Processes on Petroleum Systems, Oamaru, New Zealand 14-16 March 2017
Weihua Bian2016-10-26 11:09:54ICDP


First Author
Publisher or Journal
2022Huafeng TangReassessment of the Distribution of Mantle CO2 in the Bohai Sea, China: The Perspective from the Source and Pathway SystemActa Geologica Sinica (English Edition)SCIPDF
2022Huafeng TangReview of volcanic reservoir geology in ChinaEarth-Science ReviewsSCIPDF
2022Jianguang ZhangQuantitative analysis of Triassic-Jurassic pollen and spores for paleoenvironmental and paleoclimate reconstructionsTechnische Universität Darmstadt, GermanyThesis
2022HAN XuLogging response of vesicle zonation and reservoir significance of Paleogene basalts in Liaohe depressionworld geologyOtherPDF
2021Jianguang ZhangDatabase-based Eco-Plant analysis for Mesozoic dispersed sporomorphsMethodsXESCIPDF
2021Jianguang ZhangThe Eco-Plant model and its implication on Mesozoic dispersed sporomorphs for Bryophytes, Pteridophytes, and GymnospermsReview of Palaeobotany and PalynologySCIPDF
2021Zhiwen TianTectonic Evolution and Key Geological Issues of the Proto-South China SeaActa Geologica Sinica (English Edition),SCI
2021Huafeng TangCharacteristics of the Density and Magnetic Susceptibility of Rocks in Northern Borneo and their Constraints on the Lithologic Identification of the Mesozoic Rocks in the Southern South China SeaActa Geologica Sinica (English Edition),SCI
2020Jianguang ZhangPalynology and the Eco-Plant model of peat-forming wetlands of the Upper Triassic Haojiagou Formation in the Junggar Basin, Xinjiang, NW ChinaPalaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, PalaeoecologySCI
2020Xiaojuan DaiCharacteristics and formation mechanism of the fractures in Archaean buried hill: A case study in the BZ19-6 Block, Bohai Bay Basin, ChinaGeological JournalSCI


Project NO.
Fund(Thousend Yuan)
Project Leader
2018-202041702128230Yulong HuangPore structure and its effect on reservoir permeability of basaltsNSFC
2015-201841472304860Pujun WangChangbaishan Volcanos: Volcanostratigrapy, volcanic architecture and their linkage with eruption trend analysis and hazard predictionNSFC
2015-2017CCl2015RCPS0164RCN2000Pujun Wang, Huafeng Tang, Sun Xiaomengthe distribution of the igneous rocks and deep faults in sea area of ChinaCNOOC fund
2015-201634500000-15-ZC0607-0048780Pujun Wang, Yan ZhangabcSinoPec fund
2014-20161211302108019-11100Pujun Wang, Weihua BianThe Carboniferous Volcanic Accumulation in the Eastern Junggar basinChina Geological Survey
2014-2015JS-72151709.6Pujun Wang, Yulong HuangFormation mechanism and distribution law of the volcanic oil and gas reservoirs in the Eastern Sag of Liaohe BasinPetroChina fund
2014-2015DQYT-1201002-2014-JS-441800Youfeng Gao徐家围子断陷火山岩精细划分与充填模式研究PetroChina fund
2012-20162012CB822002-11560Pujun Wang, Youfeng GaoLate Mesozoic Volcanic events and palaeoenvironment in Songliao Basin and its adjacent region973 Project
2011-20152011ZX05025-006-011960Pujun WangSouth China SeaNational Science and Technology Major Project
2009-20132009CB2193033800Pujun WangCotrolling factors and formation mechanism of the Meso-Cenozoic volcanic reservoirs, Eastern China973 Project

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