Research Center of Basin and Reservoir

Dr. WANG Guangli


Contact: Tel: +86-10-89739072


Office room: 702 Geology Building

Post address: College of Geosciences, China University of Petroleum, 18 Fuxue  

Road, Changping District, Beijing, 102249.


Current position

Associate Professor, China University of Petroleum, Beijing



Ph.D., Organic Geochemistry, 2003-2006, China University of Petroleum, Beijing

M.Sc., Applied chemistry, 1996-1999, China University of Petroleum, Dongying, Shandong Province

B.A., Chemical Engineering, 1992-1996, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong Province


Professional Experience

Associate Professor, China University of Petroleum, Beijing, 2010-present

Visiting scholar (Senior Research Fellow), WA-Organic and Isotope Geochemistry Center, Curtin University, 2014.3-2015.3

Lecturer, China University of Petroleum, Beijing, 2006 - 2010

Postdoctoral, China University of Petroleum, Beijing, 2006 - 2008

Petroleum Geochemist, Shengli Oilfield Company, SINOPEC, 1999- 2003



Advances in Organic Geochemistry (PhD and Postgraduate), Joint lecturers, Fall semester 2017-2018.

Modern Instrumental Analysis (Undergraduate), 48 hours, Principle Lecturer, Fall semester 2017-2018.

Instrumental Technologies and Methods (PhD and Postgraduate), 48 hours, Principle Lecturer, Fall semester 2017-2018, 2016-2017.

Petroleum Geochemistry (Undergraduate), Spring semester 2015-2016.

Advances in Organic Geochemistry (Postgraduate), Spring semester 2011-2012.



(1) Biomarkers, and their applications in petroleum geology and rebuilding of paleoenvironment.

(2) Petroleum biodegradation, including the controls, rate and compounds during biodegradation in subsurface, UCM (Unresolved Complex Mixtures).

(3) Petroleum source rock assessment; Oil-source correlations; Petroleum migration and charging; Petroleum alteration and secondary processes.

(4) Origin, evolution and mass extinction of life on earth.

(5) Organic-inorganic interactions during petroleum formation. 

(6) Shale gas assessment.


Memberships and Awards

Membership of European Association of Organic Geochemists

Petroleum Society of China.

One of 5 best posters on the 14th National Organic Geochemistry Meeting in China, Zhuhai, 2013;

Scientific and Technological Progress Awards of Shengli Oilfield, First Prize, No.6, 2004;

Scientific and Technological Progress Awards of Shengli Oilfield, Second Prize, No.2, 2004;

Geological Exploit Awards of Shengli Oilfield, First Prize (Personal), 2001;

Excellent Research Achievement of universities and colleges in Shandong Province, Third Prize, No.4, 2000.



Jingkun Jia, Wei Yin, Nansheng Qiu, Guangli Wang, Liyuan Ma,Yuchen Liu, Nian Liu. Migration and accumulation of crude oil in Upper Triassic tight sand reservoirs on the southwest margin of Ordos Basin, Central China: A case study of the Honghe Oilfield. Geological Journal, 2017, 35, 1-11.

WANG Guangli, ZHANG Qin, YANG Xiaofa, MA Zhongzhen and XIE Yinfu. A set of source- and age-diagnostic biomarkers discovered in the marine oils. Abstracts of the 9th National Member Congress and the 16th Academic Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society for Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry. Acta Geologica Sinica, 2017,91(Z1): 285-286.

Chang Xiangchun, Wang Guangli, Guo Haihua, Cui Jing, Wang Tao. A case study of crude oil alteration in a clastic reservoir by waterflooding. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 2016, 146: 380–391.

Guangli Wang, Yongchao Xue, Daowei Wang, Shengbao Shi, Kliti Grice, Paul F. Greenwood. Biodegradation and water washing within a series of petroleum reservoirs of the Panyu oil field. Organic Geochemistry, 2016, 96, 65–76.

Bin Cheng, Peirong Wang, Tieguan Wang, Guangli Wang. Occurrence and geological significance of monoterpenoid hydrocarbons in crude oils. Acta Petrolei Sinica, 2015, 1341-1348.

Bin Cheng, Tieguan Wang, Haiping Huang, Guangli Wang, Bernd R.T. Simoneit. Ratios of low molecular weight alkylbenzenes (C0–C4) in Chinese crude oils as indicators of maturity and depositional environment. Organic Geochemistry, 2015, 88:78-90.

Bin Cheng, Tieguan Wang, Haiping Huang, Guangli Wang. Application of the monoterpane ratio (MTR) to distinguish marine oils from terrigeneous oils and infer depositional environment in northern Tarim Basin, China. Organic Geochemistry, 2015, 85:1-10.

Guangli Wang, T.-G. Wang, Keyou Han, Lansheng Wang, Shengbao Shi. Recognition of a novel Precambrian petroleum system based on isotopic and biomarker evidence in Yangtze platform, South China. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 2015, 68, 414-426.

LI NingXi, WANG GuangLi, GAO Bo, LI XianQing, SHI ShengBao & WANG TieGuan. Geochemical characteristics and families of the Paleozoic oil seepage and solid bitumen in the Southern Guizhou Depression, SW China. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 2015, 34.

Guangli Wang, Xiangchun Chang, T.-G. Wang, Bernd R. T. Simoneit. Pregnanes as molecular indicators for depositional environments of sediments and petroleum source rocks. Organic Geochemistry, 2015, 78, 110-120.

Guangli Wang, Bin Cheng, T.-G. Wang, Bernd R T Simoneit, Shengbao Shi, Peirong Wang. Monoterpanes as molecular indicators to diagnose depositional environments for source rocks of crude oils and condensates. Organic Geochemistry, 2014, 72, 59-68. (The most downloaded articles from Organic Geochemistry in the last 90 days.)

GuangLi Wang, Ningxi Li, Bo Gao, Xianqing Li, Shengbao Shi, Tieguan WANG. Thermochemical sulfate reduction in fossil Ordovician deposits of the Majiang area: Evidence from a molecular-marker investigation. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2013, 58, 3588-3594.

Guangli Wang, Shengbao Shi, Peirong Wang,T.-G. Wang. Analysis of diamondoid hydrocarbons by the use of comprehensive two-dimensional chromatography/time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Fuel, 2013,107,706-714.

Guangli Wang, T.-G. Wang, Bernd R.T. Simoneit, Linye Zhang, Changyu Song.

Investigation of hydrocarbon biodegradation in cores from a downhole profile in Bohai Bay Basin: Implications for the origin of 25-norhopanes. Organic Geochemistry, 2013,55,72-84.

Juan Wang, Xianqing Li, Guangli Wang, Yunfeng Yang, Pei Zhao, Longxi Kong. Organic petrologic characteristics of hydrocarbon source rocks in MajiangKaili area, southeastern Guizhou. Petroleum Geology Experiment, 2012, 34(2): 167-172.

Zhensheng Li, Deliang Liu, Xiaoqi Wu, Guangli Wang, Tieguan Wang. Hydrocarbon-generating potentials of the Neoproterozoic in Xuhuai area, the east part of southern North China. Chinese Journal of Geology, 2012, 47(1): 154-168.

Meijun Li, Shengbao Shi, T.-G.Wang, Ningning Zhong, Guangli Wang, Jingwei Cui. The occurrence and distribution of phenylphenanthrenes, phenylanthracenes and binaphthyls in Palaeozoic to Cenozoic shales from China. Applied Geochemistry 2012, 27, 2560-2569.

Guangli Wang, T.-G. Wang, Linye Zhang. Geochemical characterization and origin of high-sulfur, heavy oils in Jiyang Sub-basin, East China. Acta Geologica Sinica, 2011, 85 (4).

Guangli Wang, T.-G. Wang, Bernd R.T. Simoneit , Linye Zhang, Xuejun Zhang. Sulfur rich petroleum derived from lacustrine carbonate source rocks in Bohai Bay Basin, East China. Organic Geochemistry, 2010, 41, 340-354.

Guangli Wang, Shu Li, Tieguan Wang, Linye Zhang. Applications of molecular fossils in lacustrine stratigraphy. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 2010, 29.

T.-G. Wang, Shifeng Dai, Meijun Li, Weibiao Zhang, Nansheng Qiu, Guangli Wang. Stratigraphic thermohistory and its implications for regional geoevolution in the Tarim Basin, NW China. Science China: Earth Sciences, 2010, 53, 1495-1505.

Guangli Wang, Shu Li. Dinoflagellates as potential precursors of 24-norcholestanes. Petroleum Geology and Experiments, 2010, 32(1), 64-66.

Guangli Wang, T.-G. Wang, Bernd R.T. Simoneit, Zhilin Chen, Linye Zhang, Jinli Xu. The distribution of molecular fossils derived from dinoflagellates in Paleogene lacustrine sediments (Bohai Bay Basin, China). Organic Geochemistry, 2008, 39, 1512–1521.

T.-G. Wang, Meijun Li, Chunjiang Wang, Guangli Wang, Weibiao Zhang, Quan Shi, Lei Zhu. Organic molecular evidence in the Late Neoproterozoic Tillites for a Palaeo oceanic environment during the snowball Earth era in the Yangtze region, southern China. Precambrian Research, 2008, 162, 317–326.

Guangli Wang. Molecular paleontology and its depositional environment during the Eocene Jiyang depression, China. Journal o f China University of Petroleum, 2010, 34: 8-24.

Guangli Wang, Tieguan Wang, Zhilin Chen, Linye Zhang, Jinli Xu. Distribution and controlling factors of molecular fossils derived from dinoflagellates in the Paleogene lacustrine Jiyang super depression. Acta Sedimentologica Sinica, 2008, 26(1): 101-104.

Guangli Wang, Linye Zhang, Zhilin Chen, Changyu Song, Ru Wang, Tieguan Wang. Molecular tracing of oil filling in Liangjialou area, the Bohai Bay Basin. Petroleum Geology & Experiment. 2008, 30, 169-173.

Guangli Wang, Tieguan Wang, Linye Zhang. Molecular stratigraphy in the lacustrine Jiyang Super depression of Eocene. Earth Science —Journal of China University of Geosciences, 2008, 33, 371-376.

Guangli Wang, T.-G. Wang, Linye Zhang. Hydrocarbon generation characteristics for lacustrine carbonate source rocks in Bonan Sag of Jiyang depression. Acta Petrol ei Sinica, 2007, 28, 62-68 (in Chinese with English abstract).

Linye Zhang, Yitao Song, Guangli Wang, Difan Huang. Organic compositions of lacustrine source rocks in Jiyang super-depression and its implication to petroleum geology. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2006, 51(5), 573-584.

Guangli Wang, Linye Zhang, T.-G Wang. Identification and significance of 3β-alkyl steranes in the Eogene lacustrine sediments and petroleum of China. Chinese Science Bulletin 2006, 51(13), 1628-1632.

Guangli Wang, T.-G. Wang, Linye Zhang, Xuejun Zhang. Anomalies of maturation molecular indicators in Jiyang Eogene source rocks. Geochimica, 2006, 35, 560-566.

Guangli Wang, T.-G. Wang, Linye Zhang, Zhong Wang. 2-Methylhopanes as biomarkers for depositional environment in the lacustrine basin. Acta Geologica Sinica, 2006, 80(6), 902-909.

Yanli Li, Zhilin Chen, Guangli Wang, Changyu Song, Xuan Liu. Oil source in two directions and geochemical evidence in the middle of Chenjiazhuang Uplift. Petroleum Geology and Recovery Efficiency, 2006, 13, 36-39.

Shihong Xu, Guanghua Wu, Kaiquan Huang, Guangli Wang. Geochemical characteristics and significance of the Jurassic and Carboniferous -Permian mudstone in well Ancan-1. Petroleum Geology & Experiment, 2002, 24, 284-286.