Prof. Chun-Fang Cai

Institute of Geology and Geophysics

Chinese Academy of Science, China




2000 Ph.D., Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

1990 M.Sc., Yangtze University, Sedimentology

1987 B.Sc., Yangtze University, Petroleum Geology

Publications (selected)

  1. Cai C.F., Amrani A., Worden R.H., et al. 2016. Sulfur isotopic compositions of individual organosulfur compounds and their genetic links in the Lower Paleozoic petroleum pools of the Tarim Basin, NW China. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 182: 88–108.
  2. Cai C.F., Xiao Q.L., Fang C.C., et al. 2016. The effect of TSR on formation and isomerization of thiadiamondoids and diamondoids. Organic Geochemistry, 101: 49–62.
  3. Cai C.F., Hu G.Y., Li H.X., et al. 2015. Origins and fates of H2S in the Cambrian and Ordovician in Tazhong area: evidence from sulfur isotopes, fluid inclusions and production data. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 67: 408-418.
  4. Cai C.F., Zhang C.M., Worden R.H., et al. 2015. Application of sulfur and carbon isotopes to oil–source rock correlation: A case study from the Tazhong area, Tarim Basin, China. Organic Geochemistry: 83-84, 140-152.
  5. Cai C.F., Xiang L., Yuan Y.Y., et al. Marine C, S and N biogeochemical processes in the redox-stratified Early Cambrian Yangtze ocean. Journal of the Geological Society (London). 2015a, 172 (3), 390-406.
  6. Cai C.F., He W.X., Jiang L., et al. 2014. Petrological and geochemical constraints on porosity difference between Lower Triassic sour- and sweet-gas carbonate reservoirs in the Sichuan Basin. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 56: 34-50.
  7. Cai C.F., Zhang C.M., He H., et al. 2013. Carbon isotope fractionation during methane-dominated TSR in East Sichuan Basin gas fields, China: A review. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 48: 100-110.
  8. Cai C.F., Li K.K., Zhu Y.M., et al. 2010. TSR origin of sulfur in the Permian and Triassic reservoir bitumen in East Sichuan Basin, China. Organic Geochemistry, 41: 871-878.
  9. Cai C.F., Zhang C.M., Cai L.L., et al. 2009. Origins of Palaeozoic oils in the Tarim Basin: Evidence from sulfur isotopes and biomarkers. Chemical Geology, 268: 197-210.
  10. Cai C.F., Li K.K., Ma A.L., et al. 2009. Distinguishing Cambrian from Upper Ordovician source rocks: Evidence from sulfur isotopes and biomarkers in the Tarim Basin. Organic Geochemistry, 40: 755-768.
  11. Cai C.F., Li K.K., Jiang L., et al. 2009. Reservoir porosity enhancement by multiple stages of TSR in East Sichuan Basin gas fields, China. Geochimica Cosmochimi, 73: 758-763.
  12. Cai C.F., Li K.K, Li H.T., et al. 2008. Evidence for cross formational hot brine flow from integrated 87Sr/86Sr, REE and fluid inclusions of the Ordovician veins in Central Tarim. Applied Geochemistry, 23: 2226-2235.
  13. Cai C.F., Li KK. 2008. Secular change in delta S-34 value of early palaeozoic kerogens from the Tarim Basin relative to marine sulphates. Geochimica Cosmochimi Acta, 72 (12): A128.
  14. Cai C.F., Li K.K, Li H.T. 2007. Evidence for cross formation hot brine flow from integrated 87Sr/86Sr and REE data in Central Tarim. Geochimica Cosmochimi Acta: 139-149.
  15. Cai C.F., Li K.K, Li H.T. 2007. Fluid inclusion and isotopic constraint for fluid evolution in the Ordovician veins in Central Tarim, NW China. In: Bullen, T.D. and Wang, Y.C. (eds.), Water-Rock Interaction, Taylor & Francis Group, London: 703-707.
  16. Cai C.F., Li H.T., Qin M.K., et al. 2007. Biogenic and petroleum-related ore-forming processes in Dongsheng uranium deposit, NW China. Ore Geology Reviews, 32: 262-274.
  17. Cai C.F., Dong H.L., Li H.T., et al. 2007. Mineralogical and geochemical evidence for coupled bacterial uranium mineralization and hydrocarbon oxidation in the Shashagetai deposit, NW China. Chemical Geology, 236: 167-179.
  18. Cai C.F., Peng L.C., Mei B.W., et al. 2006. B, Sr, O and H isotopic compositions of formation waters from the Bachu Bulge, Tarim Basin. Acta Geological Sinica, 80 (4): 550-556.
  19. Cai C.F., Hu G.Y, He H., et al. 2005. Geochemical characteristics and origin of natural gas and thermochemical sulfate reduction in Ordovician carbonates in the Ordos Basin, China. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 48(3/4): 209-226.
  20. Cai C.F., Worden R.H., Wolff G.A., et al. 2005. Origin of sulfur rich oils and H2S in Tertiary lacustrine sections of the Jinxian Sag, Bohai Bay Basin, China. Applied Geochemistry, 20: 1427-1444.

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