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Title: Extracting and Applying SV-SV Shear Modes from Vertical Vibrator Data Across Geothermal Prospects Final Report
Creator/Author: Hardage, Bob [Bureau of Economic Geology]
Publication Date:2013 Jul 01
OSTI Identifier:OSTI 1087095
Report Number(s):DOE/EE0005512-1
DOE Contract Number:EE0005512
Document Type:Technical Report
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Research Org:The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Sponsoring Org:USDOE
Keywords:Geothermal; seismic; seismic wavefield; S mode; vertical seismic profile; direct-S; P-P; P-SV; S-S; SV-P; VSP;
Description/Abstract:This 3-year project was terminated at the end of Year 1 because the DOE Geothermal project-evaluation committee decided one Milestone was not met and also concluded that our technology would not be successful. The Review Panel recommended a ?no-go? decision be implemented by DOE. The Principal Investigator and his research team disagreed with the conclusions reached by the DOE evaluation committee and wrote a scientifically based rebuttal to the erroneous claims made by the evaluators. We were not told if our arguments were presented to the people who evaluated our work and made the ?no-go? decision. Whatever the case regarding the information we supplied in rebuttal, we received an official letter from Laura Merrick, Contracting Officer at the Golden Field Office, dated June 11, 2013 in which we were informed that project funding would cease and instructed us to prepare a final report before September 5, 2013. In spite of the rebuttal arguments we presented to DOE, this official letter repeated the conclusions of the Review Panel that we had already proven to be incorrect. This is the final report that we are expected to deliver. The theme of this report will be another rebuttal of the technical deficiencies claimed by the DOE Geothermal Review Panel about the value and accomplishments of the work we did in Phase 1 of the project. The material in this report will present images made from direct-S modes produced by vertical-force sources using the software and research findings we developed in Phase 1 that the DOE Review Panel said would not be successful. We made these images in great haste when we were informed that DOE Geothermal rejected our rebuttal arguments and still regarded our technical work to be substandard. We thought it was more important to respond quickly rather than to take additional time to create better quality images than what we present in this Final Report.
Country of Publication:US
Size/Format:Medium: ED; Size: 7.56 MB
System Entry Date:2013 Dec 05
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