School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

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  • David Zhen Yin

    David Zhen Yin

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Geological Sciences

    BioConsultant Reservoir Technology, Statoil Research Center, Norway (2015-2018)
    • Collaborate with Statoil’s multi-disciplinary teams on developing techniques to efficiently integrate 4D seismic and reservoir engineering data to improve subsurface field models.
    • Reservoir model history matching with 4D seismic and production data using ensemble based methods (e.g. EnKF, Ensemble Smoother).

    Research Associate, Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, UK (2016-2018)
    • Manage an industry sponsored multi-disciplinary research project on subsurface reservoir characterization by integrating reservoir engineering and geophysical data.
    • Develop practical techniques to reduce reservoir model uncertainties using geological, reservoir engineering, and 4D seismic observations.

  • Inessa Yurchenko

    Inessa Yurchenko

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Geological Sciences

    BioI joined the Department of Geological Sciences as a Ph.D. student in September 2012 and became a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in September 2017. I am currently affiliated with Basin and Petroleum System Modeling Group (BPSM) and a member of several student chapters and organizations on campus.

    I am using integrated multidisciplinary approach for unraveling geohistories and paleoenvironments of sedimentary basins and petroleum systems, focusing on the research questions, rather than the tools used. Most of my projects incorporate field observations, subsurface data interpretation, and laboratory work with numerical data analysis.

    My Ph.D. work in Arctic Alaska was focused on stratigraphic and depositional controls on source rock heterogeneity and composition of expelled petroleum in the Triassic Shublik Formation. My ongoing research has been focusing on oceanic anoxic events (OAEs) and how their paleoenvironmental changes impact sedimentological records in different parts of the globe (Texas, Colorado, Italy). This work aims to quantify lithological and geochemical variability within a given event, link environmental change with molecular fossil record, and compare regional and global controls.