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Dr. Maurice Dusseault

Research into heavy oil exploration in China

Dr. Baoci Xu and Dr. Maurice Dusseault are providing technical expertise to assist in the operation of the Daqing oilfield in China. The researchers are helping to establish exploration strategies to detect heavy oil accumulations for planning mining and extraction methods. This project could lead to more Chinese oil companies becoming interested in precise delineation of heavy oil deposits using geophysical methods. Such a trusting relationship with Chinese companies has resulted in several spin-off opportunities including additional research initiatives and training programs.