Dr. Bao Jia is a Reservoir Engineer at the EERC, where he develops geophysical models of the subsurface and runs dynamic simulations to determine the long-term fate of produced/injected fluids, including hydrocarbons, CO2, and brine, using oil and gas industry simulation software. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering with honor from the University of Kansas, a M.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from China University of Petroleum (East China). Before joining the EERC, Dr. Jia was a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Kansas, working on characterization of shale reservoirs and CO2/natural gas injection to improve shale oil recovery. He received the 2019 Chemical & Petroleum Department Frank Bowdish Outstanding Ph.D. award.
Dr. Jia's principal areas of interest and expertise include unconventional resource development, enhanced oil recovery (EOR), CO2 EOR, CO2 storage, and flow behavior. Dr. Jia has authored and coauthored more than 30 professional articles, including journal and conference papers and book chapters. He actively serves as a technical reviewer for many journals related to petroleum and natural gas engineering, including SPE Journal, AAPG Bulletin, Fuel, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, and Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, etc.