Researcher Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Xinming Wu

Xinming  Wu
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences

Email: xinming.wu@beg.utexas.edu
Work: +1 512 471 0331
Office: BEG 2.124D
Mailcode: E0620

Xinming Wu 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. He was selected to be the SEG honorary lecturer for South & east Asia, 2020.
Xinming received the SEG's awards for:
>Best Paper in Geophysics with Dave Hale in 2016 (3D seismic image processing for faults),
>Best Student Poster Paper with Sean Bader and Sergey Fomel in 2017 (Missing log interpolation and seismic well ties),
>Honorable Mention Award for Best Paper presented at the 2018 SEG Annual Convention with Sergey Fomel in 2018 (Least-squares horizons).
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


Honorary Lecturer - Society of Exploration Geophysicists (2019 - 2020)

Honorable Mention Award for Best Paper - Society of Exploration Geophysicists (2018)

Best Student Poster Paper at 2017 SEG Annual Convention - Society of Exploration Geophysicists (2017)

2016 Best Paper in Geophysics - Society of Exploration Geophysicists (2016)

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, Journal of Applied Geophysics (2017 - Present)

Associate Editor, Interpretation (2015 - Present)

3D automatic interpretation of seismic faults, unconformities, horizons, and salt boundaries.

Automatic interpretation of salt boundaries

Automatic interpretation of fault surfaces

Automatic estimating fault throws and removing faulting in seismic images

Automatic interpretation of unconformity surfaces

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.

Simultaneously tie multiple wells to real seismic traces