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The EERC is pleased to introduce Dr. Sai Wang, a Petroleum Engineer in the Oilfield Operations Group. He supervises and assists in multiple aspects related to the design and execution of oil and gas field operations, ensuring operations meet the project goals, all regulations, and safety requirements and ensuring the project is completed in accordance with the program.

His principal areas of interest and expertise involve unconventional reservoirs, including reservoir engineering, CO2 enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and storage, production engineering, well stimulation, pipeline design, chemical EOR, analytical chemistry, and geochemistry. 

“Upscaling fundamental knowledge to real-life field applications is challenging in every engineering discipline. I am so proud to be a part of the enterprising team at the EERC, where hard-working experts and professionals make new ideas and inventions happen every day,” Sai said. “Each day we try to build a bridge between those two worlds—that of knowledge and that of the real world of an unconventional formation. That is what is most appealing to me and motivates me.” 

Sai holds a Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of North Dakota and an M.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He earned his B.S. degree in Applied Chemistry from Hainan University, Haikou, China. 

Originally from China, Sai has lived in the United States for nearly 7 years. He and his wife have a 6-month-old baby boy. They like traveling to new places, especially out in nature. Sai enjoys playing basketball and watching the NBA—he’s a San Antonio Spurs fan. He also likes to go fishing with friends and family. 

Really good food is Sai’s passion. He enjoys cooking traditional Chinese food and loves to search out great food wherever he is. The best restaurant he’s eaten at this year is the Starved Rooster in Minot, North Dakota. Sai has become a connoisseur of buffalo wings, but his favorite food, hands down, is his mum’s home-made dumplings.