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Dr. Liu Xu

Research Scientist III, CIPR

Dr. Xu Liu joint CIPR/KFUPM on September, 2017 as Research Scientist III.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. degree in Geophysics from the University of Adelaide, Australia.
  • M.S. degree in Geophysics from the University of Science and Technology of China.
  • B.S. degree in Geophysics from the Chengdu University of Technology, China.

Research Interests

  • Numerical modelling of seismic waves in reservoir;
  • Seismic, magnetotelluric data processing and inversion;
  • Resistivity and IP inversion.

Selected Publications

  • Liu Xu. Greenhalgh S., Zhou B. and Li H.J., 2019. Explicit Q expressions for inhomogeneous P and SV waves in isotropic viscoelastic media. The Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, DOI: 10.1093/jge/gxz106, in pressing
  • Liu Xu. Greenhalgh S., 2019. Fitting viscoelastic mechanical models to seismic attenuation and velocity dispersion observations and applications to full waveform modelling. Geophysical Journal International, Vol.219, 1741-1756. DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggz395.
  • Liu Xu. Greenhalgh S., 2019. Frequency-domain FD with an adaptable NPML boundary condition for poro-viscoelastic wave upscaled form effective Biot theory. Geophysics, Vol.84(4), WA59-WA70. DOI: 10.1190/GEO2018-0372.1
  • Liu Xu. Greenhalgh S., Zhou B. and Greenhalgh M., 2019. Frequency-domain seismic wave modelling in heterogeneous porous media using the mixed-grid finite-difference method. Geophysical Journal International, Vol.216, 34-54. DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggy410.
  • Liu Xu, Greenhalgh S., Zhou B. and Greenhalgh M., 2018. Effective Biot theory and its generalization to poroviscoelastic models. Geophysical Journal International, Vol.212, 1255-1273. DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggx460.

Awards & Honors

  • Ludger Mintrop Award 2013 presented to Greenhalgh S., Liu Xu, and Zhou B by European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers for the paper entitled ‘Velocity and attenuation dispersion relations for the effective Biot model: total-field formulation’ published in Near Surface Geophysics, Vol.10, pp.197-