PU Ren-Hai

Professor, male,born in Chencang, Baoji, Shaanxi in Feb.1962. Phone: 862988302388; Email: purenhai@nwu.edu.cn


Interpretation of Seismic Data

Progresses in Petroleum Geophysics

Progresses in Sequence Stratigraphy and Sedimentology


Seismic interpretation in hydrocarbon exploration or development, especially seismic reservoir predictions, sedimentology, structural geology and basin analysis


2000-2001   Visiting scholar in University of Regina, Canada

1995-1999    Ph. D., Northwest University, Xi’an, China

Specialized: Complex Reservoir Characterization.

1987-1990    M.sc. Geoscience University of China, Beijing, China

Major: Seismic/ Sequence Stratigraphy.

1979-1983    B.sc., Geology College of Chengdu, Chengdu, China

Major: Petroleum-Gas Geology and Exploration .



1 Pools characterization of low-amplitude structure of Sangtamu, Commissioned by Sinopec Northwest Branch,1997

2 Research on Triassic sedimentary microfacies of southern Akekule Uplift of Shaya Uplift in Tarim Basin, Commissioned by Sinopec Northwest Branch,1999

3 Reservoir Prediction of Sha 3 Member of Duqiaobai Block in Dongpu Depression,commissioned by Zhongyuan Oilfield,1999

4 The Carboniferous reservoirs prediction of Tahe No 5 field,Commissioned by Sinopec Northwest Branch,2001.

5 Prediction of under-salt reservoir and trap evaluation of Tahe field,Commissioned by Sinopec Northwest Branch,2002.

6 Research Chang8-Chang10 depositional facies and controls on reservoirs distribution in Lingyanding region, commissioned by Changqing Oilfield,2002.

7 Formation mechanism and spatial distribution of volcanic rocks in Tahe Field,Commissioned by Sinopec Northwest Branch,2003.

8 Peripheral selection and evaluation of development block of Tahe oilfield,Commissioned by Sinopec Northwest Branch,2003.

9 Division and correlation of Silurian-Carboniferous Bachu Formation and research on seismic facies in southwestern Tahe Field,Commissioned by Sinopec Northwest Branch,2004.

10 Reservoir characterization and prediction of Yaoyingtai block,Commissioned by Sinopec East China Branch,2004.

11 Upper Paleozoic reservoir prediction and described in southwestern take ,Commissioned by Sinopec Northwest Branch,2004。

12  Ordos basin oil gas coal  and uranium coexistence status and relations,sponsored by 973 national project,2005

13 Evaluation of large and medium-sized targets in Changling sag,Commissioned by Sinopec East China Branch,2004.

14 Caledonian structural evolution and karst development in Akekule,Commissioned by Sinopec Northwest Branch,2005。

15 Distribution and exploration targets of Volcanic rocks in Changling Depression,Commissioned by Sinopec East China Branch

16 Dedicate division and correlation,sedimentary microfacies and trap identification of Silurian –Carboniferous Bachu Formation in Southwestern Tahe Field,Commissioned by Sinopec Northwest Branch,2006

17 Kinetic evolution of Upper Paleozoic paleostructure and paleoenvironment in Tarim basin, Commissioned by Geoscience University (Beijing),2007

18 Silurian-carboniferous exploration target in Tarim Center, Commissioned by Sinopec Northwest Branch,2007

19  High-resolution sequence stratigraphy and favorable goals research in shiwu sag, Sinopec northeast branch appointment,2008

20  Upper Paleozoic reservoir prediction in Yanchang exploratory area, Yanchang oil and gas exploration company appointment,2008

21 The seismic interpretation and comprehensive evaluation of Yili Basin,Commissioned by Sinopec Northwest Branch,2008

22 Prediction of special low permeability reservoir of Block 350 in Algeria,commissioned by PetroChina research institute ,2009

23 Research on tectonic evolution and accumulation conditions of Upper Composition in Lower Yangtze area,Commissioned by Sinopec East China Branch,2009

24 Research on Chang4+5 stable production plan of Danba block in Yanchang western area, commissioned by Yanchang Oilfield,2010

25 Prediction of Cretaceous stratigraphic and lithologic pool in the eastern Yakela Fault Arch, by Sinopec Northwest Branch 2011

26 Sedimentary facies and reservoir distribution prediction of Kepingtage formation in Well Shun9 block, Commissioned by Sinopec Northwest Branch,2011


1 National Science and Technology Major Projects 25, No: 2011ZX05025-06, commissioned by CNOOC Research Institute,2011

2 National Science and Technology Major Projects 5, No 2011ZX05001-003. commissioned by PetroChina Research Institute,2011

3 Analysis technology of seismic sequence and seismic facies of Mesozoic Yanchang Formation in Ordos Basin, commissioned by Changqing Oilfield Institute ,2011

4 Seismic reservoir prediction and characterization of well Honghe 73-74 area in Zhenjing block, commissioned by Sinopec North China Branch, 2012


1 Pu Renhai, Application of typical seismic reflections to basin analysis, in progress in proliferous basins analys, Northwest University Press,1993.7,434-443

2 Pu Renhai, Seismic facies analysis of Jurassic Xishanshi Formation in Eastern Junggar basin, Petroleum Exploration and Development, 1993,20(S):57-60

3 Pu Renhai, Geological interpretation of progradational reflections, Oil Geophysical Prospecting, ,1994,29(4):490-497

4 Pu Renhai, The determination of Jurassic sedimentary facies in the faulted block of the SoutheastrenTarim Basin, Journal of Northwest University,1994,24(6):547-550

5 Pu Renhai, Preliminary research on investigating relative thickness of the sand body at the bottom of Sangonghe Formation using seismic amplitude information, Geophysical Prospecting for Petroleum,1994,33(2):66-74

6 Pu Renhai, A Preliminary discussion of Jurassic non-marine sequence stratigraphy, Eastern Junggar Basin, Xinjiang Petroleum Geology, 1994,15(4):335-342

7 Pu Renhai, The stratigraphic division and correlation of the Jurassic in The tarim basin, Xinjiang geological science and technology,1994,(3):10-15

8 Pu Renhai, The contrast of Xiyu Formation in tarim basin, The third session of the Xinjiang Tanshan Mountains of geology and mineral resources conference,1995,428-433

9 Pu Renhai, Tectonic characteristics and hydrocarbon prospects of southeastern Tarim Basin, Petroleum Geology and Experiment,1995,77(3):249-258

10 Pu Renhai, Division of Seismic Sequences and Interpretation on Sequence Stratigraphy of Shishugou Group in Cainan Area, Earth Science, 1994,19(6):769-777

11 Pu Renhai, Seismic facies of Jurassic in eastern Junggar Basin, Oil and Gas Geology,1994,15(3):241-247

12 Pu Renhai,The sequence and sedimentary characteristics of Permian-Carboniferous in the southeastern Tarim Basin, Geological Review,1996,42(6):499-507

13 Pu Renhai, On the isochronic features of seismic stratigraphy, Journal of Stratigraphy,1996,20(1):40-44

14 Pu Renahi. Application of base-level cycle high resolution sequence stratigraphy to correlation of progradational oil beds. AAPG abstract. 1997, V.81, No.10, P.1780

15 Pu Renhai, Application of the spill point constraint velocity field to improve the mapping accuracy of low-amplitude structural trap, Oil and gas geology, 1998,19(2):106-109

16 Pu Renhai,  Ordovician Carbonate mouond reflection and its relationship to reefs in Ordos Basin, Geological Review,1998,44(5)522-528

17 Pu Renhai,The thinking of China’s sustainable development strategy of the oil industry, China’s Population, Rresources and Environment,1998,8,108-111

18 Pu Renahi. The study of paleostructural evolution and formation age of STM oil and gas pool ,Journal of Northwest University, P R China, 1999

19 Pu Renhai, Application of High Resolution Sequence Stratigraphy to Correlation of Progradational Oil Beds of Zh52 Turbidite Fan Reservoir, Sedimentary Journal, 1998, 16(4):21-26

20 Pu Renahi. Origin of allocycles, depositional sequences, and system tracts and their relationship, Lower Middle Jurassic, East of Jungar Basin, Northwest China, AAPG, Abstract. 1999,83 (8): 1894.

21 Pu Renhai, southern predictions of updip pinch-out trap of Triassic braided delta sandbodies in Akekule uplift ,Tarim Basin, Oil and Gas Geology, 1999,20(3): 224-227

22 Pu Renahi. integrated reservoir prediction in Duzhai Sub-depression,Bohaiwan basin, north China. Abstracts of Technical Talks, Posters and Core Displays, The Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologist Annual Convention, June 18-22, 2001, p.269-274.

23 Pu Renhai , Controls of ancient structural evolution on the formation of the central large gas fields in Ordos basin and its significance, Natural Gas Industry, 2000,104(6):27-29

24 Pu Renhai , Some frontal problems about reservoir characterization, Xinjiang Petroleum Geology, 2000,21(5):401-404

25 Pu Renhai , Comperhensive determination of formation time of STM oil and gas pool , Petroleum Geology and Experiment,2001,23(2):178-182,

26 Pu Renhai , Relationship between the allocycles, depositional sequence and system tract of the alluvial deposition, Journal of Northwest University,1996,26(S):489-493

27 Pu Renhai, Sequence analysis and tectonic evolution in Upper Paleozoic-Mesozoic in Huanghua Depression, Bohaiwan Basin, in Seismic Stratigraphy to Sequence Stratigraphy,Petroleum Industry Press,1997,44-50

28 Pu Renhai,Application of base-level cycles of high resolution sequence stratigraphy to correlation of progradational oil beds of turbidite fan reservoir,The proceedings in sedimentation and lithofacies paleogeography, fifth academic conference, Xinjiang health press, 1997.8,621-622

29 Pu Renhai, On the methods of comprehensive exploration for non-structural oil and gas reservoir, Journal of Northwestern University,1998,(6): 520-526

30 Pu Renhai, A few examples of lacustrine retrogradation reflection, Oil Geophysical Prospecting, ,2002,38(1):67-71

31 Pu Renhai, Progress in sequence stratigraphy of half-grabben lacustrine basin, Oil and Gas Geology, 2002,(6) (EI searching)

32 Renhai Pu, Hairuo Qing, Donald M. Kent.Pool characterization of Ordovician Midale field: Implication for Red River play in northern Williston basin, southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada AAPG Bulletin, November 2003, v. 87, p. 1699-1715

33 Pu Renhai, Seismic facies and trap prediction of Huhehu depression, Journal of Northwestern University, 2004,5

34 Pu Renhai, Midal dolomite reservoir architecture and characteristics, Acta Sedimentologica Sinica,2004,4

35 Pu Renahi. Karst-related reservoir prediction of Tahe Oilfield, Tarim Basin, Northwest China,32th International Geological Conference, Abstracts. 2004, Florence, Italy.17

36 Pu Renhai, Application of calcareous content cycles to dedicate correlation of the Kalashayi Formation, Journal of Stratigraphy,2005,29(3):264-269

37 Pu Renhai, Typical seismic facies in Tahe Oilfield, Oil Geophysical Prospecting, 2007,42(3):308-314 (EI searching)

38 Liu Pengbo,Pu Renhai,Pan Renfang, Application of multi-azimuth AVO technique in fractural detection,Oil Geophysical Prospecting,2008,43(4):

39 Liu Pengbo, Pu Renhai, Liujuanxia, Sedimentary microfacies facies reservoir recognition of Yingcheng -Huoshiling Formation in Shiwu Depression,Oil Geophysical Prospecting, 2009,42(3):347-353

40 Liwei, Pu Renhai, Qinghairuo. Analysis of isotopes and diagenesis of Ordobician dolomite reservoir in the Williston Basin,Petroleum Geology and Experiment,2009,30(1):87-91

41 Pu Renahi. 3D seismic identification and characteristics of morphologic types of ancient rivers. Journal of Earth Science,2009,20(5):858-867. (SCI检索)

42 Wuqun, Pu Renhai, Han Minqiang. Zircon  LA-ICP-MS U-Pb dating for the volcanic rocks in Changling Depression and its geological implication, 2010,30(2):111- 119

43 Xu Jing, Pu Renhai, Yanglin. The Palaeosalinity Analysis of Carboniferous Mudstone, Tarim Basin. Journal Sedimentology, 2010,28(3):509-516

44 Guoqian, Pu Renhai, Early Paleozoic tectonic evolution and oil gas accumulation in Tazhong area,Tarim Basin. Oil geophysical prospecting, 2011, 46(02):317-325

45 ,Guoqian,Pu Renhai, Xujing. The stratigraphic correlation and sedimentary facies of Nnanzha Formation, Tarim Basin Journal of Northwestern University ( NATURAL SCIENCE EDITION ), 2011, 41(03):491-496

46 Guoqian,Pu Renhai,,Yanglin. Silurian updip pinchout traps for oil and gas accumulation of Tahe filed in Tarim Basin. Experimental Petroleum Geology, 2011, 33(02):120-123

47 Liu Pengbo, Pu Renhai, Liu Juanxia. Progradation reflection characteristics and significance in Shiwu fault depression,Songliao Basin,Oil Geophysical Prospecting,2010,45(1):115-122

48 Pu Renhai,Dangxiaohang,Xu Jing. Permian division and correlation and distribution of volcanic rocks in Tarim Basin,ACTA PETROLOGICA SINICA,2011,27(1): 166-180

49 Guoqian, Pu Renhai, Interpretation of low velocity anomalous of Carboniferous carbonate in the Ba-Mai area,Tarim Basin,Journal of Jjilin University, 2011,41 (03):689-696

50 Guoqian, Pu Renhai, Yanglin. Hydrocarbon prediction in Silurian updip pinch out traps,Tahe Field, Tarim Basin,Petroleum Geology and Experiment, 2011, 33(02):120-123

51 Zhong Hongli, Pu Renhai,Wu Yuyuan. Sedimentary characteristics and identification of thin sandstone reservoirs of Qingshankou Formation in Yaoyingtai Oilfield, Oil Geophysical Prospecting, 2011,6(3):471-485

52 Zhong Hongli, Pu Renhai, Dong Qiangqiang. Analysis of sedimentary facies and oil-generation significance of Triassic Xiaoquangou Group in Yining Depression, Geological Science and Technology Information,2011,30(1):80-85

53,Qu Hongjun, Pu Renhai Fengyangwei. Reservoir types and its log interpretation characteristics of Ordovician reservoirs in the south area of Tahe Oilfield,Journal of Northwest University  2011,01

54 Zhong Hongli, Pu Renhai, Sedimentary characteristics of Mid-Permian Tiemulike Formation and the distribution of the dark shale of Yining Depression,Journal of Lanzhou University, 2011,47,(1):18-25

55 Zhong Hongli, Pu Renhai, Liu Haijuan. Evaluation and Prediction of Permian-Jurassic Reservoir in Yining Depression,Yili Basin,Geological Science and Technology Information,2011,30(3):83-89


National Invention Patent:A method of identification of subtle reservoir in same sand-clay velocity of rocks, No:zl200510041911.x


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