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Title: Seismic and Rockphysics Diagnostics of Multiscale Reservoir Textures

Abstract

This final technical report summarizes the results of the work done in this project. The main objective was to quantify rock microstructures and their effects in terms of elastic impedances in order to quantify the seismic signatures of microstructures. Acoustic microscopy and ultrasonic measurements were used to quantify microstructures and their effects on elastic impedances in sands and shales. The project led to the development of technologies for quantitatively interpreting rock microstructure images, understanding the effects of sorting, compaction and stratification in sediments, and linking elastic data with geologic models to estimate reservoir properties. For the public, ultimately, better technologies for reservoir characterization translates to better reservoir development, reduced risks, and hence reduced energy costs.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
860920
DOE Contract Number:
FC26-01BC15354
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; ACOUSTIC MICROSCOPY; ENERGY ACCOUNTING; GEOLOGIC MODELS; MICROSTRUCTURE; SEDIMENTS; SHALES; SORTING; STRATIFICATION; ULTRASONIC WAVES

Citation Formats

Gary Mavko. Seismic and Rockphysics Diagnostics of Multiscale Reservoir Textures. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.2172/860920.
Gary Mavko. Seismic and Rockphysics Diagnostics of Multiscale Reservoir Textures. United States. doi:10.2172/860920.
Gary Mavko. Fri . "Seismic and Rockphysics Diagnostics of Multiscale Reservoir Textures". United States. doi:10.2172/860920. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/860920.
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author = {Gary Mavko},
abstractNote = {This final technical report summarizes the results of the work done in this project. The main objective was to quantify rock microstructures and their effects in terms of elastic impedances in order to quantify the seismic signatures of microstructures. Acoustic microscopy and ultrasonic measurements were used to quantify microstructures and their effects on elastic impedances in sands and shales. The project led to the development of technologies for quantitatively interpreting rock microstructure images, understanding the effects of sorting, compaction and stratification in sediments, and linking elastic data with geologic models to estimate reservoir properties. For the public, ultimately, better technologies for reservoir characterization translates to better reservoir development, reduced risks, and hence reduced energy costs.},
doi = {10.2172/860920},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2005},
month = {Fri Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2005}
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