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Title: Methods for use in detecting seismic waves in a borehole

Abstract

The invention provides methods and apparatus for detecting seismic waves propagating through a subterranean formation surrounding a borehole. In a first embodiment, a sensor module uses the rotation of bogey wheels to extend and retract a sensor package for selective contact and magnetic coupling to casing lining the borehole. In a second embodiment, a sensor module is magnetically coupled to the casing wall during its travel and dragged therealong while maintaining contact therewith. In a third embodiment, a sensor module is interfaced with the borehole environment to detect seismic waves using coupling through liquid in the borehole. Two or more of the above embodiments may be combined within a single sensor array to provide a resulting seismic survey combining the optimum of the outputs of each embodiment into a single data set.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176111
Patent Number(s):
7,178,627
Application Number:
11/378,565
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID) INL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES

Citation Formats

West, Phillip B., Fincke, James R., and Reed, Teddy R.. Methods for use in detecting seismic waves in a borehole. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
West, Phillip B., Fincke, James R., & Reed, Teddy R.. Methods for use in detecting seismic waves in a borehole. United States.
West, Phillip B., Fincke, James R., and Reed, Teddy R.. Tue . "Methods for use in detecting seismic waves in a borehole". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176111.
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title = {Methods for use in detecting seismic waves in a borehole},
author = {West, Phillip B. and Fincke, James R. and Reed, Teddy R.},
abstractNote = {The invention provides methods and apparatus for detecting seismic waves propagating through a subterranean formation surrounding a borehole. In a first embodiment, a sensor module uses the rotation of bogey wheels to extend and retract a sensor package for selective contact and magnetic coupling to casing lining the borehole. In a second embodiment, a sensor module is magnetically coupled to the casing wall during its travel and dragged therealong while maintaining contact therewith. In a third embodiment, a sensor module is interfaced with the borehole environment to detect seismic waves using coupling through liquid in the borehole. Two or more of the above embodiments may be combined within a single sensor array to provide a resulting seismic survey combining the optimum of the outputs of each embodiment into a single data set.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Feb 20 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Tue Feb 20 00:00:00 EST 2007}
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