About the Author
Dr. Bin Yuan is currently post-doctoral fellow at University of Calgary, and senior reservoir advisor for Coven Energy, providing oil/gas production technology and consulting services with research interests in formation damage characterization and mitigation coupled with IOR processes, improved characterization and simulation toolbox for hydraulic fracturing and enhanced oil recovery in unconventional oil and gas, and applied nanotechnologies in petroleum engineering. He previously worked on reservoir engineering related researches at GE Oil and Gas Technology Center. Dr. Yuan earned B.S. and M.S. degrees, both in petroleum engineering from China University of Petroleum, and a PhD from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. David Wood is currently an independent international consultant, researcher, training provider and expert witness with DWA Energy Limited. He has more than thirty-five years of international oil and gas experience spanning technical and commercial exploration and production operations, midstream and downstream project, risk and fiscal analysis, optimization, contract evaluation and senior corporate management. His early energy industry experience includes Phillips Petroleum, Amoco (Africa, Europe and UK), Lundin Oil (South America, Africa, Middle and Far East) and several smaller international companies. David earned a Ph.D. from Imperial College and worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Institute de Physique du Globe (France) and Birmingham University (U.K.).