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Dr. Zheng proudly holds the positon as STHC’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dr. Zheng’s responsibility includes overseeing the company vision, strategy, and the complete stewardship of our Research and Development (R&D) Center. This is a paramount role for Dr. Zheng and for Sinopec, as STHC is the ninth R&D center for Sinopec Group globally, and a pioneer operation outside China.Read More
In addition to this role, Dr. Zheng also serves as Vice President and Chief Geologist of Petroleum Exploration/Production Research Institute (PEPRIS), based in Beijing, China. Dr. Zheng services Sinopec’s advisory and R&D organization.
Earning his Doctorate degree from the Institute of Geology and Geophysics from the China Academy of Sciences, he studied geological survey and mineral prospecting at Chengdu Geological Institute. Dr. Zheng holds his Master’s Degree in Petrology (sedimentology) from Chengdu Institute of Technology.
Ning Dong holds the position of Vice President of Exploration and Production (E&P), for STHC. As Vice President of E&P she plays two very important roles, the first role is to provide the stewardship to both the Petroleum and the Geology and Geophysics (G&G) teams and secondly, to assist the Chairman and CEO with achieving solid results for our research center.Read More
Dr. Dong obtained her Ph.D. degree in Geophysics from the Institute of Geology and Geophysics Chinese Academy of Sciences, and earned her Master’s of Engineering in Geologic Survey and Mineral Prospecting (including Sedimentology) degree from China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China.
Jinhai Zhao is the Vice President of Drilling for the Petroleum Engineering Department (PED), and vanguards the Administration function for STHC. Jinhai was the pioneer who helped facilitate our burgeoning Houston based R&D center, STHC.Read More
Jinhai Zhao has been instrumental in directing and managing many drilling divisions within Sinopec, and was responsible for integrating Sinopec drilling IT operation systems for Sinopec Group as a whole – worldwide. Jinhai has published over 70 papers discussing petroleum engineering and has applied more than 20 patents, mostly related to directional and horizontal well trajectory survey and directional control.
Dr. Zhao completed his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees at the Southwest Petroleum Institute of China, and has completed two post-doctorate research programs.
Jinbiao Guo joined Sinopec Tech (STHC) in December of 2015 as Vice President of the Petrochemical division. Having over 22 years with Sinopec’s Research Institute of Petroleum Processing (R.I.P.P.) division in Beijing, China, Jinbiao’s acquired expertise was earned through global project work, specializing in petroleum processing. Our American-based Petrochemical division, under his leadership, focuses on enhancing Petroleum processing at a “lab-scale study” basis.Read More
Jinbiao’s proudest experience while working for R.I.P.P. includes contributions toward two major 10-year projects. The first project focused on research based process simulation/modeling and the second improved crude selection and refinery planning. Both projects refined processes and developed innovative technology in refining for Sinopec.
Through hard work and dedication, Dr. Guo earned his Ph.D. in Process Modeling from Moscow Chemical Engineering Institute. Dr. Guo is a proud alumni of Tsinghua University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.
Jinbiao speaks not only fluent Mandarin Chinese, but also Russian and English.
Fengtao Hu joined the STHC leadership team, in January of 2017, as Vice President of Technology. Having close to 30 years of progressive management experience within multiple divisions of Sinopec, Mr. Hu’s vast experience provides a solid foundation for leading, directing and mentoring new technology based projects, for our STHC.Read More
Fengtao earned his Graduate degree, in Engineering Management from China Petroleum University and his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Petroleum Machinery from Huadong Petroleum University, China.
Michelle Sherman, PHR
As one of STHC’s newest members, Michelle is responsible for leading all human resources related activities for the research center. Utilizing her strong, progressive knowledge in the fields of oil & gas, recruiting & staffing, people management and marketing, STHC will be quickly branded as one of the best places to work in the Texas Oil & Gas industry.Read More
Michelle has also been the owner of a small Texas based Recruiting & Staffing Agency where she gained her vast knowledge in Oil field recruiting. Her additional HR experience also includes Corporate HR for Weatherford, and HR and Recruiting for C&J Energy Services for their Research and Technology Center.
Michelle earned her Bachelor degree from Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX, majoring in Human Resource Management, and studied Marketing at the University of Calgary, AB Canada. Michelle is a member of HR Houston and SHRM, and is PHR certified.