Xiaoyang Wu

Dr Xiaoyang Wu

BGS Edinburgh

Xiaoyang Wu’s Biography

  • 2007 –2010 : China University of Geosciences(Wuhan),PhD, Earth Detection and Information Technology
  • 2001 –2005 : China University of Geosciences(Wuhan),BSc,Geophysics

Research interests

  • Seismic anisotropy, Fluid induced frequency-dependent AVO, Shale gas


  • Wu, X. 2017. Anisotropic Rock Physics Model Based Statistical Inversion. Pet Petro Chem Eng J, 1(3),000113.
  • Wu, X, Uden, R, and Chapman, M. 2016, Shale anisotropic elastic modelling and seismic reflections, Journal of Seismic exploration, 25(6), 527-542.
  • Wu, X, Chapman, M, Li, X, and Boston, P. 2014. Quantitative gas saturation estimation by frequency-dependent AVO analysis, Geophysical Prospecting, 62(6),1224-1237.
  • Wu, X, Chapman, M, and Angerer, E. 2015. Interpretation of phase reversal from attenuating targets. Geophysical Journal International, 200(1),690-697.
  • Wu, X, Chapman, M, Angerer, E, and Li, X. 2013. Estimation of gas saturation changes from frequency-dependent AVO analysis. 75th EAGE Conference & Exhibition , Expanded abstract, London, UK.
  • Wu, X, Chapman, M, and Li, X. 2014. Estimating seismic dispersion from prestack data using frequency-dependent AVO analysis. Journal of Seismic Exploration, 23(3), 219-239.
  • Chen, S, Li, X, and Wu, X. 2014. Application of frequency-dependent AVO inversion to hydrocarbon detection. Journal of Seismic Exploration, 23(3), 241-264.
  • Jin, Z, Chapman, M, Wu, X, and Papageorgiou, G. 2017. Estimating gas saturation in a thin layer by using frequency-dependent amplitude versus offset modelling, Geophys. Prospect, 65(3), 747–765.
  • Wu, X, Chapman, M, Li, X Y, and Dai, H. 2012. Anisotropic elastic modelling for organic shales. 74th EAGE Conference & Exhibition, Expanded abstract, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Wu, X, Chapman, M, Li, X, Angerer, E, and Boston, P. 2013. Bayesian inversion for porosity and saturation using frequency-dependent rock physics models. 83th SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting, Expanded abstract, Houston, USA.
  • Wu, X, Chapman, M, Li, X. 2012. Frequency-dependent AVO attribute: theory and example. First Break, 30, 63-68.
  • Yang, L, Wu, X, and Chapman, M. 2014. Impacts of kerogen content and fracture properties on the anisotropic seismic reflectivity of shales with orthorhombic symmetry, Interpretation, 3(3):ST1-ST7.

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