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Title: System and method for generating 3D images of non-linear properties of rock formation using surface seismic or surface to borehole seismic or both

Abstract

A system and method of characterizing properties of a medium from a non-linear interaction are include generating, by first and second acoustic sources disposed on a surface of the medium on a first line, first and second acoustic waves. The first and second acoustic sources are controllable such that trajectories of the first and second acoustic waves intersect in a mixing zone within the medium. The method further includes receiving, by a receiver positioned in a plane containing the first and second acoustic sources, a third acoustic wave generated by a non-linear mixing process from the first and second acoustic waves in the mixing zone; and creating a first two-dimensional image of non-linear properties or a first ratio of compressional velocity and shear velocity, or both, of the medium in a first plane generally perpendicular to the surface and containing the first line, based on the received third acoustic wave.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1255968
Patent Number(s):
9,360,573
Application Number:
14/092,051
Assignee:
CHEVRON U.S.A. INC. (San Ramon, CA) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Nov 27
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Vu, Cung Khac, Nihei, Kurt Toshimi, Johnson, Paul A., Guyer, Robert A., Ten Cate, James A., Le Bas, Pierre-Yves, and Larmat, Carene S. System and method for generating 3D images of non-linear properties of rock formation using surface seismic or surface to borehole seismic or both. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Vu, Cung Khac, Nihei, Kurt Toshimi, Johnson, Paul A., Guyer, Robert A., Ten Cate, James A., Le Bas, Pierre-Yves, & Larmat, Carene S. System and method for generating 3D images of non-linear properties of rock formation using surface seismic or surface to borehole seismic or both. United States.
Vu, Cung Khac, Nihei, Kurt Toshimi, Johnson, Paul A., Guyer, Robert A., Ten Cate, James A., Le Bas, Pierre-Yves, and Larmat, Carene S. Tue . "System and method for generating 3D images of non-linear properties of rock formation using surface seismic or surface to borehole seismic or both". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1255968.
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title = {System and method for generating 3D images of non-linear properties of rock formation using surface seismic or surface to borehole seismic or both},
author = {Vu, Cung Khac and Nihei, Kurt Toshimi and Johnson, Paul A. and Guyer, Robert A. and Ten Cate, James A. and Le Bas, Pierre-Yves and Larmat, Carene S.},
abstractNote = {A system and method of characterizing properties of a medium from a non-linear interaction are include generating, by first and second acoustic sources disposed on a surface of the medium on a first line, first and second acoustic waves. The first and second acoustic sources are controllable such that trajectories of the first and second acoustic waves intersect in a mixing zone within the medium. The method further includes receiving, by a receiver positioned in a plane containing the first and second acoustic sources, a third acoustic wave generated by a non-linear mixing process from the first and second acoustic waves in the mixing zone; and creating a first two-dimensional image of non-linear properties or a first ratio of compressional velocity and shear velocity, or both, of the medium in a first plane generally perpendicular to the surface and containing the first line, based on the received third acoustic wave.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {6}
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