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The EERC welcomes Tao (Todd) Jiang, a Research Engineer in Reservoir Engineering. In his new position, Todd uses oil and gas industry simulation software to develop geophysical models of the subsurface and run dynamic simulations to determine the long-term fate of produced/injected fluids, including hydrocarbons, CO2, and brine, for clients.

Todd brings key knowledge and expertise to our team, including the areas of reservoir and wellbore modeling and simulation, solvent and CO2-assisted enhanced oil recovery technology development and operation optimization, carbon capture and sequestration, field planning, and reservoir characterization.

He holds a Master of Applied Science degree in Petroleum Systems Engineering from the University of Regina and a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Southwest Petroleum University in Sichuan, China.

“While I was pursuing a petroleum engineering degree, it just came to me that understanding the fluid flow behavior in the subsurface is key to increasing the value of a reservoir,” Todd says. “It is challenging because you are basically trying to understand reservoir and fluid flow behavior that you cannot see based on limited geologic and field data in order to allow for better, more economical development of an oil field.”

Todd says he likes that the work the EERC is doing provides not only important research data of value to the energy industry but helps society to reduce greenhouse gases, which will benefit future generations.

“It is also great to work in a multidisciplinary team where we discuss and share our expertise,” he says, which ultimately adds to the EERC’s research knowledge to better assist clients.

Todd was born in Shaanxi Province, China, and grew up in Xi’an, which had been the capital for 13 dynasties, including the Qing dynasty and the Tang dynasty. He and his wife have a son who was born on New Year’s Day this year. When he’s not working, Todd likes watching movies, traveling, and exploring nature and different cultures.