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Hairuo Qing

Professor, Ph.D., P.Geo.

Office: CW 234.6
Phone: 306-585-4677
Fax: 306-585-5433

Current classes
Geol 240 - Earth System History; Geol 340 - Statigraphy; Geol 416 - Geology of Carbonate Rocks

Research interests
Carbonate Geology and Geochemistry

Ph.D. (McGill University; Dean's Honor List); M.Sc. (McGill University); B.Sc. (Chengdu University of Technology, China)

Expertise and areas of study:

Dr. Hairuo Qing's expertise is mainly in the field of characterization and modeling of carbonate reservoirs with respect to: 1) petrography and geochemistry of carbonate rocks, especially dolomitization and its control on reservoir development in the sedimentary basins; 2) development of effective exploration and production strategies, particularly related to the prediction of reservoir distribution and performance; and 3) evaluation of CO2 storage and sequestration using existing hydrocarbon reservoirs. I am also working on secular variation of isotopic composition of seawater in the geologic history and exploring the possible forcing mechanism for these changes; and reconstruction paleoclimate changes in geologic history based on the isotopic records from speleothems.

Dr. Qing is Editor in Chief of "Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology", Associate Editor of "Sedimentology", Editorial Board Member of "Petroleum" and "Journal of Palaeogeography", and has served as Guest Editor for "Minerals".

Courses Taught:

Geol 240 - Historic Geology

Geol 340 - Stratigraphy

Geol 416 - Carbonate Rocks

Geol 396 - Field Course I

Geol 870 - Recent Advances in Geochemistry

Geol 840 - Topics in Sedimentology

Selected recent publications:

Feng MS, Meng WB, Zhang CG, Qing H, Chi G, Wang J, Peng YW, Wen GH, 2021, Geochronology and geochemistry of the ‘green-bean rock’ (GBR, a potassium-rich felsic tuff) in the western m argin of the Yangtze platform , SW China: Significance for the Olenekian-Anisian boundary and the Paleo-Tethys tectonics. Lithos 382–383 (2021).

Guo C, Chen, DZ, Qing, H., Zhou, XQ, Ding, Y. 2020, Early dolomitization and recrystallization of the Lower-Middle Ordovician carbonates in western Tarim Basin (NW China), Marine and Petroleum Geology, v.111, p332-349.

Yang HJ, Wu GH, Scarselli N., Sun CH, Qing H, Han JF, and Zhang GW, 2020. Characterization of reservoirs, fluids, and productions from the Ordovician carbonate condensate field in the Tarim Basin, northwestern China. AAPG Bulletin, v.104, p.1567-1592.

Yang, MM., Zhao, FF., Liu, XF., Qing, H., Chi, G., Li XY., Duan, WJ., and Lai, CK., 2020, Contribution of magma mixing to the formation of porphyry-skarn mineralization in a post-collisional setting: The Machangqing Cu-Mo-(Au) deposit, Sanjiang tectonic belt, SW China, Ore Geology Reviews, v122, p.1-21.

Yang, MM., Zhao, FF., Liu, XF., Qing, H., Raharimahefa, T., and Duan, WJ., 2020, Petrogenesis and geodynamic setting of granitoids at Machangqing Cu–Mo (Au) Deposit, Western Yangtze Craton, SW China: Constraints from Zircon U-Pb and Molybdenite Re-Os Geochronology, Lu-Hf isotope and Geochemistry, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences

Sun, TJ., Luo, XP., Qing, H., Kou, XL., Sheng, ZM., Xu, GS., and Zuo, YH., 2020, Characteristics and natural gas origin of Middle-Late Triassic marine source rocks of the Western Sichuan Depression, SW China, Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition) , v.94(2), 376-398.

Fu, SY., Zhang CG., Chen, HD., Qing, H., Chen, AQ., Zhao, JX., Su, ZT., and Hao, ZM., 2019, Geochemistry charactersistics and dolomitization mechanism of the Upper Cambrian dolomite, Eastern Ordos Basin, China, Geological Journal, v55, p.3070-3082

Huang, H., Hou, MC., Qing, H., Zhou, L., Yang, JH., Du, YS., Tian, JC., Ni, SJ., and Xiong, FH., 2019, The contribution of the Emeishan large igneous province to the strontium isotope evolution of the Capitanian seawater, International Geology Review, v61(15), p.1927-1939

Wu, GH., Xie, E., Zhang, YF., Qing, H., Luo, XS., and Sun, C., 2019, Structural diadenesis in Carbonated rocks as identified in fault Damage Zones in the Northern Tarim Basin, NW China, Minerals v9, p.2-15

Ye, N., Zhang, SN., Qing, H., Li, YT., Huang, QY., and Liu, d., 2019, Dolomitization and it’s impact on porosity development and preservation in the deeply burial Lower Ordovician carbonate rocks of Tarim Basin, NW China, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, v182, 1-16

Zheng, HF, Ma, YS, Chi, G., Qing, H., Liu, B., Zhang, XF., Shen, YC., Liu, JQ, Wang., YC, 2019, Stratigraphic and Structural Control on Hydrothermal Dolomitization in the Middle Permian Carbonates, Southwestern Sichuan Basin (China), Minerals, 9(1), 32;

He, JY, Qing, H, and Xu, B, 2018: The unconformity-related palaeokarst in the uppermost Ediacaran carbonate rocks in the northwestern Tarim Block, NW China: implication for sedimentary evolution during the Ediacaran–Cambrian transition, International Geology Review, p.1-14. DOI: 10.1080/00206814.2018.1474498

Xiao, L., Zhao, G, and Qing., H., 2017, Depletion-induced stress change in a hydraulically bounded reservoir with multistage fractured horizontal wells. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. v.45 (2017), p.272-290

Lu, ZY, Chen, HH., Qing, H., Chi., GX., Chen., QL., You, DH., Yin, H.,  and Zhang., SY. 2017. Petrography, fluid inclusion and isotope studies in Ordovician carbonate reservoirs in the Shunnan area, Tarim basin, NW China: Implications for the nature and timing of silicification. Sedimentary Geology, v359, p.29–43

Dong, SF, Chen, DZ., Zhou, XQ, Qian, YX, Tian, M., and Qing., H., 2017, Tectonically driven dolomitization of Cambrian to Lower Ordovician carbonates of the Quruqtagh area, north-eastern flank of Tarim Basin, north-west China. Sedimentology, v.64, p.1079–1106.

Wei, WW., Chen, DZ., Qing, H and Qian, YX., 2017. Hydrothermal dissolution of deeply buried Cambrian dolomite rocks and porosity generation: Integrated with geological studies and reactive transport modeling in the Tarim Basin, China. Geofluids, v.2017, Article ID 9562507, 19 pages,

Yang, CY and Qing, H., 2016, Possible occurrences of transition zones and residual oil zones below oil-water contact in mature oil fields, Southeast Saskatchewan, Canada. Interpretation, Vol. 4, No. 4 (November 2016); p. T591–T612.

Guo, C., Chen, DZ, Qing, H., Dong, SF., Li., GR., Wang, D., Qian, YX., and Liu, CG., 2016, Multiple dolomitization and later hydrothermal alteration on Upper Cambrian – Lower Ordovician carbonates in the northern Tarim Basin, China. Marine and Petroleum Geology.

Dong, SF, Chen, DZ, Zhou, XQ , Qian, YX, Tian, M.,  Qing, H., 2016, Tectonically-driven dolomitization of Cambrian to Lower Ordovician carbonates of the Quruqtagh area, north-eastern flank of Tarim Basin, north-west China. Sedimentology

Zhou, X, Chen, D, Qing, H, Qian, Y, and Wang, D, 2014: Silica-rich submarine hydrothermal activity during the earliest Cambrian in Tarim Basin, NW China, International Geology Review, 56, p.1906-1918.

Chen, YY, Qing, H., Velez, M, Liu, M., Wei, D.D., and Cai, Y., 2014, Climatic Response of Vegetation Inferred from Surface Pollen from Dalianhai Lake, Gonghe Basin, Northeastern Tibetan Plateau, Acta Geoscientica Sinica, v.35(1), p.81-88.

Rott, C and Qing H., 2013: Early dolomitization and recrystallization in shallow marine carbonates, Mississippian Alida Beds, Williston Basin (Canada): evidence from petrography and isotope geochemistry.  Journal of Sedimentary Research, v.83, p.928-941.

Dong, S, Chen, D, Qing, H., Zhou, X, Wang, D., Guo, Z., Jiang, M., Qian, Y., 2013: Hydrothermal alteration of dolostones in the Lower Ordovician, Tarim Basin, NW China: multiple constraints from petrology, isotope geochemistry and fluid inclusion microthermometry. Marine and Petroleum Geology, v.46, p.270-286.

Dong, S, Chen, D, Qing, H., Jiang, M., Zhou, X., 2013: In situ stable isotopic constraints on dolomitizing fluids for the hydrothermally-originated saddle dolomite at Keping, Tarim Bason. Chinese Science Bulletin, v.58, p.2877-2882.

Ji, CW*, QING H., Chen, DZ, Luo, Ping, Jin, ZJ,  and Shao, LY, 2013: Characteristics and dolomitization of Upper Cambrian to Lower Ordovician dolomite from outcrop in Keping Uplift, western Tarim Basin, Northwest China, Acta Geologica Sinica, v.87(4), p.1005-1018.

Wen H, Zheng R, Qing H, Fan M, Li Y, and Gong B, 2013. Primary dolostone related to the Cretaceous lacustrine hydrothermal sedimentation in Qingxi sag, Jiuquan Basin on the northern Tibetan Plateau. Science China: Earth Sciences, v.56, p.2080–2093.

Hu, Z, Huang, S, Li, Z, Qing, H,  Fan, M, Lan, Y, 2012: Temperatures of dolomitizing fluids in the Feixianguan Formation from the Northeastern Sichuan Basin. SCIENCE CHINA-EARTH SCIENCES, v55, p1627-1640.

Shen*, J, Yang, H, Qing, H., Zhang, L, and Yang, H, 2012, Calcimicrobes and microbialites in lagoonal sediments from Mississippian Midale Beds, Williston Basin, southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada. International Journal of Earth Sciences (GR Geologische Rundschau), v101, p109-127.

Qian, YX, You, DH, Chen, DZ, Qing, H., He, ZL, Ma, YC, Tian, MA, Xi, BB, 2012: The petrographic and geochemical signatures and implication of origin of the Middle and Upper Cambrian dolostone in eastern margin Tarim: Comparative studies with the Whirlpool point of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. Acta Petrologica Sinica, v28, p2525-2541.

Chi, G, Xue, CJ, Qing, H., Xue, W., Zhang, JW, 2012, Hydrodynamic analysis of clastic injection and hydraulic fracturing structures in the Jinding Zn-Pb deposit, Yunnan, China. GEOSCIENCE FRONTIERS, v3(1), p73-84.

Guo, J.J, Zhang, S., Zhang, LH, Qing, H, Liu, QG, 2012, Well testing analysis for horizontal well with consideration of threshold pressure gradient in tight gas reservoirs. Journal of Hydrodynamics, v.24(4), p.561-568.

Fu*, Q. and Qing, H., 2011, Medium and coarsely crystalline dolomites in the Middle Devonian Ratner Formation, southern Saskatchewan, Canada: origin and pore evolution. Carbonates Evaporites, v.26, p.111–125

Jiao, CL, He, ZL, Xing, XJ, Qing, H., He, BZ, Li, CC., 2011 Tectonic hydrothermal dolomite and its significance of reservoirs in Tarim basin. Acta Petrologica Sinica, v27, p 277-284.

Cao, Q, Ye, JR, Qing, H., Lu, JZ., Huang, SB, Tang, DQ, 2011: Pressure Evolution and Hydrocarbon Migration-Accumulation in the Moliqing Fault Depression, Yitong Basin, Northeast China. Journal of Earth Science. v22, p351-362. 

Shen*, JW and Qing, 2010, Mississippian (Early Carboniferous) stromatolite mounds in a fore-reef slope setting, Laibin, Guangxi, South China. International Journal of Earth Sciences (GR Geologische Rundschau),99, p.443–458.

Shen*, J., Webb, G., and Qing, H., 2010, Microbial mounds prior to the Frasnian-Famennian mass extinctions, Hantang, Guilin, South China, Sedimentology,57, p.1615-1639.

Cosford*, J., Qing, H., Yin, L., Mattey, D., Chen, Y.G., Eglington, B., Zhang, M., and Cheng, H., 2010, The East Asian monsoon during marine isotope stage 2: a stalagmite δ18O record from Jintanwan Cave, Hunan, China. Quaternary Research, v.73, p.541-549.

Wen, HG, Zheng, RC, Qing, H, Fan MT, Wan, MF., 2010, Characteristics of fluid inclusions in  lacustrine hydrothermal sedimentary rock from Xiaguo Formation, Lower Cretaceous in Qingxi Sag, Jiuquan Basin. Acta Geologica Sinica, v.28, No. 1, p.106-116.