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Yuefeng Sun
Yuefeng Sun
(979) 845-0635
Halbouty 63

Dept. of Geology and Geophysics

MS 3115 TAMU

College Station, TX 88843


B.S., China University of Petroleum, 1981

M.S., Columbia University, 1989

Ph.D., Columbia University, 1994


Geol 404: Geology of Petroleum

Geol: 619: Petroleum Geology

Geop 661: Reservoir Rock Physics

Geop 689: Reservoir Geophysics

Yuefeng Sun

Mollie B. & Richard A. Williford Professor in Petroleum Geology

Research Interests

  • Quantitative petroleum geology: Characterization of ultra-deep petroleum systems
  • Rock physics: Petrophysics and well log analysis; Poroelasticity, mechanics and electrodynamics of multiphase fractured porous media; Biogeophysics
  • Reservoir geophysics: Core-log-seismic-electromagnetic integration for reservoir description – Deep/frontier exploration, enhanced oil/gas recovery, carbon sequestration, and unconventional resources

Selected Publications


Zhang*, T., Y. Sun, Q. Dou, H. Zhang, T. Guo, and X. Cai, Improving porosity-velocity relationships using carbonate pore types, Journal of Computational Acoustics, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2015, pp. 1-8, DOI: 10.1142/S0218396X15400068.

Zhang*, Z., Y. Sun and K. Berteussen, Time frequency wavenumber analysis of surface waves and signal enhancement using S-transform, Journal of Computational Acoustics, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2015, pp. 1-13, DOI: 10.1142/S0218396X1540010X.

Adesokan*, H. and Y. Sun, Rock-physics-based estimation of critical clay volume fraction and its effect on seismic velocity and petrophysical properties, Geophysics, May-June 2014, doi:10.1190/GEO2012-0510.1

Dou*, Q., Y. Sun, C. Sullivan and H. Guo, Paleokarst system development in the San Andres Formation, Permian Basin, revealed by seismic characterization, Journal of Applied Geophysics, 75, 379-389, doi:10.1016/j.jappgeo.2011.08.003, 2011.

Dou*, Q., Y. Sun and C. Sullivan, Rock-physics-based pore type characterization and its application in carbonate reservoir permeability heterogeneity evaluation, Upper San Andres reservoir, Permian Basin, west Texas, Journal of Applied Geophysics, 74, 8-18, doi:10.1016/j.jappgeo.2011.02.010, 2011.

Sun, Y. F., D. Goldberg, T. Collett, and R. Hunter. High-resolution well-log derived dielectric properties of gas-hydrate-bearing sediments, BPXA-DOE-USGS Mount Elbert gas Hydrate Stratigraphic test well, North Slope, Alaska, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 28, 450-459, doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2010.03.001, 2011.

Additional Information


  • Professor of Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University, 2012.
  • Associate Professor of Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University, 2007.
  • Associate Professor of Geophysics, The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2006.
  • Doherty Associate Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, 1998.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow and Logging Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, 1995.
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