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Dengliang Gao


Gao is interested in developing and applying 3D seismic interpretation technologies for more effective subsurface structure, facies, and reservoir characterization.

With the sponsorship of the joint-industry consortium, Gao and his students have been working on 3D seismic exploration projects in the Central Appalachian Basin, Powder River Basin, Oriente Basin (Ecuador), Sichuan Basin (China), Campos and Santos Basin (Brazil), and Lower Congo Basin (West Africa). He is currently working on shale gas reservoirs in southwestern Pennsylvania (Washington and Greene Counties) of the Appalachian Plateau, focusing on the dynamic interplay among the Acadian fracturing, sedimentation, and Marcellus shale gas reservoir integrity.