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Hao Wang

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GLT 5.214


Ph.D. Student

Hao Wang


Hao Wang is a PhD student in the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at UT Austin. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering at China University of Petroleum-Beijing.  He has been working with Professor Ryosuke Okuno since 2021 on geological carbon sequestration and enhanced oil recovery. His current research focuses on formate and CO2 nanobubbles for carbon storage problems and published journal articles on this topic.

Research Area

  • Geologic Carbon Sequestration

  • Enhanced Oil Recovery

Selected Publications

  1. Wang, H., Oyenowo, O. P., and Okuno, R. Aqueous formate solution for enhanced water imbibition in oil recovery and carbon storage in carbonate reservoirs, Fuel, Volume 345,128198, Aug 1, 2023.

  2. Oyenowo, O. P., Wang, H., Okuno, R., Mirzaei-Paiaman, A., and Sheng, K. Geochemical Impact on Rock Wettability in Injection of High-Concentration Formate Solution for Enhanced Geologic Carbon Storage and Oil Recovery, SPE International Conference on Oilfield Chemistry, June 28-29, 2023.


  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, Petroleum Engineering (2021-)

  • M.S., China University of Petroleum-Beijing, Petroleum Engineering (2018-2021)

  • B.E. China University of Petroleum-Beijing, Petroleum Engineering (2014-2018)

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