Xinming received an engineering degree (2009) in Geophysics from Central South University, an M.Sc. (2012) in Geophysics from Tongji University, and a Ph.D. (2016) in Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines where he was a member of the Center for Wave Phenomena. He interned twice at Transform Software and Services/DrillingInfo during the summer and winter of 2014. Since Aug. 2015, he has been working at Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin as a visiting scholar and postdoctoral fellow.
Xinming received the award for Best Paper in Geophysics in 2016 (3D seismic image processing for faults). He also received the Shanghai excellent master thesis award in 2013 (Generating 3D seismic Wheeler volumes: methods and applications).
Areas of Expertise
Details on My research homepage
2016 Best Paper in Geophysics - Society of Exploration Geophysicists (2017)
SEG/Chevron Scholarship - Society of Exploration Geophysicists (2015 - 2016)
SEG/Thomas A. Mazza Memorial Scholarship - Society of Exploration Geophysicists (2015 - 2016)
Shanghai Excellent Master Thesis Award - Shanghai Municipal Education Commission (2013)
Associate Editor, Interpretation (2015 - Present)
3D seismic interpretation
3D automatic interpretation of seismic faults, unconformities, horizons, and salt boundaries.
Automatic interpretation of salt boundaries
Automatic interpretation of fault surfaces
Fault throws and unfaulting
Automatic estimating fault throws and removing faulting in seismic images
Automatic interpretation of unconformity surfaces
Seismic horizon volumes
Automatic interpretation of all horizons from a 3D seismic image
Automatically building 3D subsurface models that conform to well-log measurements, seismic structures, and seismic stratigraphic features.
Multiple well-seismic ties
Simultaneously tie multiple wells to real seismic traces