About the Author
Jon Zhang is a Geoscience Advisor in Geomechanics at Sinopec (Houston) with more than 29 years of world-wide industry and academic experience in geomechanics/rock mechanics, pore pressure prediction. He previously was a Senior Advisor at Hess, staff petrophysical engineer at Shell, and geomechanics manager at Halliburton (KSI). He has been an associate editor of Elsevier's Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering since 2010, a committee member of the American Rock Mechanics Association. He is a Foreign Member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. He was also a scientific/advisory board member for a number of international conferences and API (American Petroleum Institute) Recommended Practices Committee. Jon obtained his Ph.D. degree in Petroleum and Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma in 2002. He is an industry recognized geomechanics expert and has authored and coauthored over 100 technical papers and 3 books. Jon graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a PhD in Petroleum Engineering, a MS in graduate study at the China University of Geosciences, and a Bachelor of Applied Science from Hebei Engineering University.