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Xiaofeng (Jennifer) Zhang is a Research Scientist – Geophysics at the EERC, where she develops geophysical models of the subsurface; performs reservoir characterization, petrophysical analyses, and reservoir simulations; and interfaces with a diverse team of scientists and engineers to apply cross-disciplinary approaches to address key technical challenges in oil and gas development and geologic CO2storage.

Zhang’s principal areas of interest and expertise include 2-D and 3-D surface and vertical seismic profile data processing, interpretation, and inversion; geophysical model development and reservoir characterization; well-logging interpretation and geologic modeling; and interpreting and resolving exploration and production issues. She is also interested in hydraulic fracturing design.

“I like the working environment of the EERC,” Zhang said. “People are open and helpful, projects are interesting, and managers are very supportive.”

Previously, Zhang worked as a Petroleum Engineer and as a Production Engineer for Yushulin Oil Company, PetroChina. She holds an M.S. degree in Geophysics from the University of Wyoming and a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Northeast Petroleum University (Daqing Petroleum Institute), China.

When not working, Zhang and her husband enjoy time spent with their son, who is 16 months old.