Dr. S Qing Sun founded C&C Reservoirs in January 1995 where he currently holds the position of Chief Geoscientist. At its inception, the company had a vision to create a global analogue knowledge system that would help E&P companies to reduce their exploration risk, optimise their field development options and improve their reservoir management.
Before founding C&C Reservoirs, Dr. Sun was hired by Chevron as a consultant, assisting with their internal Global Carbonate Fields Database project from 1994-1995. From 1990-1994, Dr. Sun held senior geoscientist and project manager positions with Petroleum Information.
Dr. Sun received a PhD in Reservoir Geology from Reading University, UK and a BS in Petroleum Geology from Northeast Petroleum University, China.
Dr. David Pollitt
Director of Geoscience
David Pollitt is Director of Geoscience for C&C Reservoirs, a role he assumed in August 2019. Prior to this he was Exploration Advisor for Chevron Europe, Eurasia & Middle East E&P, based in London, England. In this role, he was responsible for functional leadership and guidance on the portfolio and capital allocation for Chevron’s exploration business within Europe, Eurasia and the Middle East, and was a member of Chevron’s Exploration Leadership Team.
During his career David has worked on projects throughout the E&P lifecycle in diverse parts of the world, including the continental US, the UK, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.
David holds a BSc in Exploration and Resource Geology from Cardiff University (2004), a PhD in carbonate sedimentology and numerical modeling, also from Cardiff University (2008), and an MBA from Durham University (2019). He is a Chartered Geologist (UK) and Fellow of the Geological Society of London and a Member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain.
Dr. Shengyu Wu
Senior Geoscience Adviser
Dr. Wu is a Senior Geoscience Adviser and has been working for C&C Reservoirs focusing on applications of analogues in E&P workflows and decision processes since 2003. He has provided analogues solutions in E&P and asset management worldwide including Mexico, Angola, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Russia, Italy, Mongolia, Morocco, USA, Ghana, Brazil, Colombia and China. Prior to joining C&C Reservoirs, he worked for BGP supervising seismic data processing, Anschutz Exploration as Geoscientist and TOTAL USA as VP of Exploration respectively and founded Geosynthesis Int’l Inc. and YCOS Inc.
Dr. Wu received his Master and Ph.D. degrees in Geology and Geophysics from Rice University with a research focus on salt and shale tectonics and sequence stratigraphy in the Gulf of Mexico and Niger Delta. He has an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering with research focus on LANDSAT image classifications in 1982.
Dr. Xiaoguang Lu
Chief Reservoir Engineer
Xiaoguang Lu is Chief Reservoir Engineer for C&C Reservoirs. He has been working for C&C Reservoirs since 2008, in both Beijing and Houston offices.
In 1988, Dr. Lu joined the Research Institute of Daqing Field and gained more than 10-year experience specialised in reservoir characterisation and IOR of giant multi-layer, waterflooded reservoirs. From 2002 -2008 Dr. Lu worked as Chief Development Geologist and Subsurface Manager for PetroChina. During 2002-2004, he also conducted part-time reservoir characterisation study in Beijing University and completed his post-doctoral report.
Dr. Lu Authored more than 80 papers and two monographs, and made over 30 presentations in various industry technical workshops, forums and conferences. Dr. Lu received a silver award of the Geological Society of China and special scientific award from China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) in 2001. He also won 15 first- and second-grade scientific innovation awards from subsidiary companies of PetroChina and Chinese Petroleum Society (CPS).
Dr. Xiaoguang Lu received his B.Sc. in 1988 and master degree in 1995 in Petroleum Geology from China University of Geoscience (Wuhan, China). He then went on to achieve his Ph.D. in 2000 in Reservoir Geology from China University of Geoscience.
Dr. Rod Sloan
Rod Sloan joined C&C Reservoirs in 1997, becoming Technical Director in 2001, and currently holds the position of Editor-in-Chief. He joined C&C Reservoirs to advance the use of global subsurface analogues in petroleum exploration and production. He has played key roles in helping to develop DAKS classifications and play syntheses and in maintaining the excellence of C&C Reservoirs' Field Evaluation Reports.
He received a BSc in Geology from the University of Bristol in 1980 and an MSc in Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology from the University of Leicester in 1981, and then worked as a Mineral Explorationist with Billiton, engaged in base metals exploration in central Ireland. Rod began his career in the petroleum industry in 1984, working as a logging engineer for Anadrill Schlumberger in the North Sea.
He then returned to academia to undertake a PhD in sedimentology and volcanology at the University of Bristol. From 1990 to 1994, Rod was employed as a clastic sedimentologist by GAPS Geological Consultants, London. Subsequently, he was Senior Geologist with Scott Pickford Group (1994-97), working in its regional studies, equity valuations, and field development groups.
Director of Administration
Rena Yan joined the company in 2001, initially involved in transferring DAKS from an Intranet system to a web-based Internet system, and was subsequently promoted to System Support Manager in 2002. She provides IT support to clients all over the globe as well as coordinating product assembly and releases for DAKS. Before joining C&C Reservoirs, Rena served as Regional Manager for China for Hong Kong Novel Industry Limited.
Rena received her BSc in Mathematics from Nankai University, China and received her MSc in Economics from Renmin University, China.
Director of Technology
Karl Zachry joined the C&C Reservoirs in March, 2015. As the Director of Technology he coordinates software development as well as information technology.
Prior to joining C&C Reservoirs, previous roles included Vice President of R&D at LMKR, Director of Software Development at Seismic Micro-Technology (purchased by IHS in 2011), Enterprise Architect for Software Development at Halliburton, and a wide variety of roles in Landmark Graphics from 1990 through 2005.
He received an MBA from University of Phoenix Online and a BSc in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
Director of Finance
Adam Barnes was appointed Director of Finance in February 2019, he has responsibility for all finance related activities at the company, including financial, statutory and management reporting, audit, control, assurance, tax and treasury.
Adam joined C&C Reservoirs following a varied 27-year career at BP, during which he worked in different finance roles, encompassing Oil trading, Upstream, Downstream, Head Office and functional operations within BP. His broad experience has provided him with deep insight into BP’s operations and businesses. His last role at BP was leading the transformation of the UK Group Finance function, utilising the latest technology and modern ways of working to deliver efficient and cost-effective financial services to the BP Group.
Adam is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales