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Name: Hong Lu (卢鸿)
Position: Research Professor
Department: State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry


I am working on Petroleum Geochemistry, mainly on exploration evaluation, reservoir geochemistry and simulation experiments, e.g. thermochemical sulfate reduction (TSR) and inorganic –organic interactions and hydrocarbon-water –rock interactions etc. My interests include petroleum biomarkers, molecular markers, sulfur-containing organic compounds, stable carbon and hydrogen isotopes for characterization and further diagenetic pathways of their geologic fates.

My current projects include:
(1) the shale gas evaluation for Paleozoic source rocks (State 973 projects);
(2) the natural gas hydrate evaluation for South Sea (State 127 projects);
(3) hydrocarbon generation simulation of Lower Paleozoic reservoir bitumens under high thermal conditions (State 12-5 projects);
(4) biomarker characterization and their diagenetic pathway studies on Green Sulfur bacteria and Purple Sulfur Bacteria in Jianghan Basin (National Natural Science Foundation of China). 


Recent Publications:
1. Hong Lu, Paul Greenwood, Tengshui Chen, Jinzhong Liu, Ping’an Peng, 2011. The separate production of H2S from the thermal reaction of hydrocarbons with magnesium sulfate and sulfur: Implications for thermal sulfate reduction. Applied Geochemistry (accepted).
2. Hong Lu, Paul Greenwood, Tengshui Chen, Jinzhong Liu, Ping’an Peng, 2011. The role of metal sulfates in thermochemical sulfate reduction (TSR) of hydrocarbons: insight from the yields and stable carbon isotopes of gas products. Organic Geochemistry 42, 700-706.
3. Hong Lu, Guoying Sheng, Ping’an Peng, Qinglin Ma, Zhenhuan Lu, 2011. Identification of C24 and C25 lanostanes in Tertiary sulfur rich crude oils from the Jinxian Sag, Bohai Bay Basin, Northern China. Organic Geochemistry 42, 146-155.
4. Hong Lu, Tengshui Chen, Jinzhong Liu, Ping’an Peng, Zhenhuan Lu, Qinglin Ma, 2010. Yields of H2S and gaseous hydrocarbons in gold-tube experiments simulating thermochemical sulfate reduction reactions between MgSO4 and petroleum fractions. Organic Geochemistry 41, 1189-1197.
5. Hong Lu, Tengshui Chen, Kliti Grice, Paul Greenwood, Ping’an Peng, Guoying Sheng, 2009. Distribution and significance of novel low molecular weight sterenes in an immature evaporitic sediment from the Jinxian Sag, North China. Organic Geochemistry 40, 902-911.
6. Hong Lu, Li Wang, Zhiguang Song, Paul Greenwood and Qin Yin, 2011. Occurrence and distribution of series long-chain alkyl naphthalenes in Late Cretaceous sedimentary rocks of the Songliao Basin, China. Geochemical Journal 45 (2), 125-135.
7. Chen Tengshui, He Qin, Lu Hong*, Peng PingAn, Liu Jinzhong, 2009. Thermal simulation experiments of saturated hydrocarbons with calcium sulfate and elemental sulfur: implications on origin of H2S. Science in China:Series D-Earth Sciences 52, 1550-1558.
8. LU Hong, HOU Linhui, CHEN Tengshui et al., 2007. Stable Carbon Isotopic Compositions of Methylated-MTTC in Crude Oils from Saline Lacustrine Depositional Environment: Source Implications. Acta Geologica Sinica 81(6):801-808.
9. Hong Lu, Chao Li, Zhongyao Xiao, Yongge Sun, Ping’an Peng, 2005. Hydrogen isotopic compositions, distributions and source signals of individual n-alkanes for some typical crude oils, in Lunnan Oilfield, Tarim Basin, NW China. Science in China, 48(8):1220-1226.
10. LU Hong, JIA Wanglu, XIAO Zhongyao,SUN Yongge, PENG Ping’an, 2004. Constraints on the diversity of crude oil types in the Lunnan Oilfield, Tarim Basin, NW China. Chinese Science Bulletin 49,19—26.
11. Lu hong, Sun Yongge and Peng Ping’an, 2004. Variations in stable carbon isotopic composition of n-alkanes from Ordovician- and Triassic-derived oils in Lunnan oilfield, Tarim Basin, NW China: Global Paleoenvironmental constraints. Chinese Journal of Geochemistry, 23(3):207-219.
12. Hong Lu, Ping’an Peng and Yongge Sun, 2003. Molecular and stable carbon isotopic compositions of monomethylalkanes from one oil sand sample in Lunnan oilfield, Tarim Basin, NW China: Source implications. Organic Geochemistry, 34:745-754.
13. Grice K., Lu H., Atahan P., Asif M., Hallmann C., Greenwood P., Maslen E., Tulipani S., Williford K., Dodson J., 2009. New insights into the origin of perylene in geological samples. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73, 6531-6543.
14. Grice K., Lu H., Zhou Y., Stuart-Williams H., Farquhar G.D., 2008. Biosynthetic and environmental effects on the stable carbon isotopic compositions of anteiso- (3-methyl) and iso- (2-methyl) alkanes in tobacco leaves. Phytochemistry 69, 2807-2814.
15. Zhou, YP; Grice, K; Stuart-Williams, H, Graham D. Farquhar, Charles H. Hocart, Hong Lu, Weiguo Liu, 2010. Biosynthetic origin of the saw-toothed profile in delta(13) C and delta H-2 of n-alkanes and systematic isotopic differences between n-, iso- and anteiso-alkanes in leaf waxes of land plants. Phytochemistry 71, 388-403.
16. Li, MJ; Wang, TG; Liu, J, et al., 2010. Alkyl Naphthalenes and Phenanthrenes: Molecular Markers for Tracing Filling Pathways of Light Oil and Condensate Reservoirs. Acta Geologica Sinica 84, 1294-1305.
17. Yongge Sun, Shiping Xu, Hong Lu and Pingxia Chai, 2003. Source facies of the Paleozoic petroleum systems in the Tabei uplift, Tarim Basin, NW China: implications from aryl isoprenoids in crude oils. Organic Geochemistry 34, 629-634.
18. Meijun Li, Tieguan Wang, Ju Liu, Meizhu Zhang, Hong Lu, Qinglin Ma, Lihui Gao, 2009. Biomarker 17α(H)-diahopane: A geochemical tool to study the petroleum system of a Tertiary lacustrine basin, Northern South China Sea. Applied Geochemistry 24, 172-183.
19. LI MeiJun, WANG TieGuan, LIU Ju, ZHANG MeiZhu, LU Hong, MA QinLin, GAO LiHui, 2008. Total alkyl dibenzothiophenes content tracing the filling pathway of condensate reservoir in the Fushan Depression, South China Sea. Science in China 51, 138-145.
20. WANG Tieguan, ZHU Dan, LU Hong, ZHANG Zhihuan, SU Junqing, LIAO Qianjin, 2004. High molecular weight (C+35) n-alkanes of high-waxy condensate and its source kitchen orientation in the Qianmiqiao burial-hill zone, Bohai Gulf Basin. Science in China 47, (3): 255-264.
21. WANG Tieguan, ZHU Dan, ZHANG Zhihuan, LU Hong, YANG Chiyin, 2002. High molecular weight (C+35) n-alkanes of Neogene heavily biodegraded oil in the Qianmiqiao region, North China. Chinese Science Bulletin 47, (16): 1402-1407.
22. WANG Tieguan, ZHU Dan, LU Hong, ZHANG Zhihuan and YANG Chiyin, 2004. Biodegraded Oil and Its High Molecular Weight (C35+) n-alkanes in the Qianmiqiao Region in the Bohai Bay Basin, Northern China. Acta Geologica Sinica, 78(4):993-1001.
23. WANG Tieguan, WANG Feiyu, LU Hong, YANG Chiyin,LIAO Qianjin and ZHOU Jiansheng, 2001. Oil Source and Entrapment Epoch of the Ordovician Oil Reservoir in the Kongxi Burial-Hill Zone, Huanghua Depression, North China. Acta Geologica Sinica, 75(2):-212-219.
24. Wang Zhenqi, Peng Ping’an, Yu Chiling, Lu Hong, Zou Yanrong, Zhang LinYe and Liu Junming. Pool-formation and secondary change of biodegraded viscous oils: Case study of reservoir section in the Zhengjia-Wangzhuang Oilfield, Jiyang Depression. Chinese Science Bulletin, 2004, 49(Supp.):39-49.