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Dr. Shengyu Yang

Section 3.2: Organic Geochemistry

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Building B, room 454
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-1999
e-mail: shengyu.yang(at)


About the person

Research Interests:

  • (Un)conventional oil and gas systems
  • Compositional kinetics and PVT modelling of source rock maturation
  • Petroleum fluid analysis
  • Basin modeling


Ph.D. in Organic Geochemistry (summa cum laude)             09/2013 – 09/2017                                

Helmholtz Centre for Geosciences, GFZ                              Potsdam, Germany                                                                                                                     

M.Sc. in Petroleum Prospecting and Exploration Engineering    09/2010 - 07/2013   

China University of Geosciences(Beijing)                                       Beijing, China


B.Sc. in Petroleum Geology                                                   09/2005 - 07/2009      

China University of Petroleum(East China)                                   Qingdao, China



Petroleum families in the Baltic Sea Basin: Source rock-oil correlations