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Mr Qiang Zhang

Graduate Demonstrator

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Main Building, Room 2.32, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT



Salt tectonics

Structural geology

Petroleum geology

Marine Geology and Geophysics

I am a Ph.D. student in Marine and Petroleum Geology study, focusing on fault analysis around salt structures. I finished the undergraduate study of Geology in 2016 at China University of Petroleum (East China). After the undergraduate study, I have pursued my postgraduate study in Strucutral Geology at the same university, mainly studying the tectono-sedimentary evolution in Northern Depression, Beibuwan Basin.


Currently, I am funded by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to pursue my Ph.D. study at Cardiff University. My research tries to understand the favourable fluid flow paths around salt structures, which helps the evaluation of exploration risks and enhanced oil recovery. I use high-quality 3D seismic volume correlated with drilling wells to study the geometry and geological evolution of structures, highlighting the favourable fluid flow paths around salt structures.