Research Center of Basin and Reservoir

Dr. Zhang Zhihuan


Ph.D., Geology resources and Geology Engineering, China University of Petroleum, 1996/9-2000/12.

Master, Petroleum geology, China University of Petroleum, 1988/9-1991/2.

Bachelor, Oil and Gas Geology, Chengdu College of Geology (Chengdu University of Technology),1981/9-1985/7.

Professional Experience

2001/11-present  Professor, China University of Petroleum-Beijing

(2001/10-2003/5, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Peking University)

1995/6-2001/11  Associate professor, China University of Petroleum-Beijing

1993/6-1995/5  Lecturer, University of Petroleum-Beijing

1991/2-1993/5  Assistant, University of Petroleum-Beijing

1985/8-1988/8  Assistant, Eastchina Petroleum Institute


Undergraduate Course: Introduction to Environmental Geochemistry

Graduate Courses:1Environmental Geochemistry

  2Reservoir Geochemistry

Research Interests

Reservoir Geochemisty, Petroleum geology, Environmental Geochemistry




Tel: 86-10-89733111

Address of Office: Department of Geochemistry and Environmental Sciences, College of Geoscience, China University of Petroleum-Beijing


1.     Fei Jiajia, Zhang Zhihuan, Wan Tiantian, He Fengpeng. Effects of Organic Carbon Content on the Residue and Migration of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Soil Profiles.Environmental Science, 2017, 38(9):3871-3881.

2.     Li Wenhao and Zhang Zhihuan. Paleoenvironment and Its Control of the Formation of Oligocene Marine Source Rocks in the Deep-Water Area of the Northern South China Sea.Energy Fuels 2017, 31, 10598-10611.

3.     Zhang Zhihuan, Wan Tiantian, Peng Xuyang, He Guangxiu, Liu Yu, Zeng Li. Distribution and sources of oxygenated non-hydrocarbons in topsoil of Beijing, China.Environmental Science & Pollution Research International, 23.16(2016):16524-16541.

4.     Ge Haixia, Zhang Zhihuan and Min Wein. Oil-source correlation in Qingdong sag of Bohai Bay basin, China. Petroleum Science and Technology, 2016, 34(16):1415-1423.

5.     Li Wenhao, Zhang Zhihuan, Li Youchuan, Fu Ning. The effect of river-delta system on the formation of the source rocks in the Baiyun Sag, Pearl River Mouth Basin. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 76 (2016), 279-289.

6.     Li Wenhao, Zhang Zhihuan, Li Youchuan. 2015. Some aspects of excellent marine source rock formation: implications on enrichment regularity of organic matter in continental margin basins. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 2015, 34(1):47-54.

7.     Ge Haixia and Zhang Zhihuan. Some aspects of excellent marine source rock formation:implications on enrichment regularity of organic matter in continental margin basins. International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 2015, 8(2): 854-862.

8.     Zhang Zhihuan, He Guangxiu, Peng Xuyang, Lu ling. Distribution and sources of phthalate esters in the topsoils of Beijing, China. Environmental geochemistry and health, 2014, 36(3): 505-515.

9.     Zhang Zhihuan, Li Wenhao, Li Youchuan, Liu Chao and Fu Ning. The main controlling factors and developmental models of Oligocene source rocks in the Qiongdongnan Basin, northern South China Sea. Petroleum Science, 2013, 10(2):161-170.

10.   Qin Liming, Zhang Zhihuan. Organic petrology and hydrocarbon generation of potential source rocks in Permian formation of Junggar Basin, Northwest in China. J. Cent. South Univ. 2013, 20(6): 1693−1702.

11.   Zhang Zhihuan, Yang Xiaojie, Wan Tiantian, He Guangxiu,Zhu Lei. The distribution and the origin of oxygenated non-hydrocarbons in soil profiles in Beijing, China. Research of Environmental Sciences, 2013, 26(7) : 772-779.

12.   Li Wenhao, Zhang Zhihuan, Li Youchuan, Fu Ning. New perspective of Miocene marine hydrocarbon source rocks in deep-water area in Qiongdongnan Basin of northern South China Sea. Acta Oceanol. Sin., 2012, 31(5):107-114.

13.   Huang Yanran, Zhang Zhihuan, Wu Liyuan, Zang Chunjuan, Li Qiong. Geochemistry and geological significance of the Upper Paleozoic and Mesozoic source rocks in the Lower Yangtze region. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 2012,31:315–322.

14.   Zan Ling, Zhang Zhihuan, Fei Jiajia, Wu Yuyuan, Zhang Zhenying, Qin Liming, Mei Ling,and Li Wenhao. A study on hydrocarbon generation potential of deep source rocks and gas sources in Changling Fault Depression, Songliao Basin. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 2011, 30:255–263.

15.   Zhang Zhihuan, Qin Liming, Li Wei, Wang Chunjiang, Qiu Nansheng, Meng Xianlong, Zhang Zhenying and Yuan Dongshan. Source and commingling features of light oils from the Chepaizi uplift in the Junggar Basin, Northwest China. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry (2010)29:121–129.

16.   Qin Liming, Zhang Zhihuan,Wu Yuyuan, Feng Rujin,Zan Ling. Organic Geochemical and Fluid Inclusion Evidence for Filling Stages of Natural Gas and Bitumen in Volcanic Reservoir of Changling Faulted Depression, Southeastern Songliao Basin. Journal of Earth Science, 2010,21(3):303–320.

17.   Zhang Zhihuan, Qin Liming, Qiu Nansheng, Zhong Ningning, Zhang Zhenying and Li Wei. Combination and superimposition of source kitchens and their effects on hydrocarbon accumulation in the hinterland of the Junggar Basin, west China. Petroleum Science, (2010)7:59-72.

18.   He Fengpeng, Zhang Zhihuan, Wan Yunyang, Lu Song, Wang Liang; Bu Qingwei. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soils of Beijing and Tianjin region: Vertical distribution, correlation with TOC and transport mechanism. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 2009,21(5), 675-685.

19.   Qingwei Bu, Zhihuan Zhang, Song Lu, Fengpeng He. Vertical distribution and environmental significance of PAHs in soil profiles in Beijing, China. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. (2009)31:119-131.

20.   Zhang Zhihuan, He Fengpeng, Bu Qingwei, Lu Song. Vertical distribution and environmental significance of sulfur and oxygen heterocyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soil samples collected from Beijing, China. Environmental Pollution, 153 (2008) 457-467.