Mr. Shen obtained his B. Sc. in 1986 from TongJi University and his M.Sc. from Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 1998.
He is a professional geologist registered in Alberta, Canada. Mr. Shen has been Co-Chairman of Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. since October 6, 2008, a title which he shares with Mr. Michael Hibberd. Mr. Shen was a founder of Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. and held the title of President and Co-CEO from February 2007 to October 6, 2008. Mr. Shen is President and CEO of 1226591 Alberta Inc, an upstream oil and gas industry consulting and investment Company established in 2005.
From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Shen worked at Koch Exploration Canada LP. as a senior geology consultant. He contributed to Koch's oil sands evaluation and selling package. He also worked on their Brazil project. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Shen was the Exploration Manager of Connacher Oil and Gas Ltd. He founded the G&G team at Connacher and started Connacher's oil sands program. From 2000 to earlier 2003, Mr. Shen worked at Petro-Canada as a geologist. He worked in both the oil sands team and the Foothills gas exploration team. In 1999, Mr. Shen worked at Nexen Energy's Yemen projects. In 1998, Mr. Shen was a project consultant of Halliburton's Landmark Graphics, an upstream oil and gas software company. From 1986 to 1996, Mr. Shen worked at Bohai Company, a subsidiary of CNOOC where he was a team leader. He worked in a team that discovered and appraised the giant oil field in offshore China, Suizhong 36-1, and received a government award for his contributions.