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Title: Device and method for imaging of non-linear and linear properties of formations surrounding a borehole

Abstract

In some aspects of the disclosure, a method and an apparatus is disclosed for investigating material surrounding the borehole. The method includes generating within a borehole an intermittent low frequency vibration that propagates as a tube wave longitudinally to the borehole and induces a nonlinear response in one or more features in the material that are substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the borehole; generating within the borehole a sequence of high frequency pulses directed such that they travel longitudinally to the borehole within the surrounding material; and receiving, at one or more receivers positionable in the borehole, a signal that includes components from the low frequency vibration and the sequence of high frequency pulses during intermittent generation of the low frequency vibration, to investigate the material surrounding the borehole.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
LANL (Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1096779
Patent Number(s):
8,553,495
Application Number:
12/893,573
Assignee:
Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (San Ramon, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Johnson, Paul A, Tencate, James A, Le Bas, Pierre-Yves, Guyer, Robert, Vu, Cung Khac, and Skelt, Christopher. Device and method for imaging of non-linear and linear properties of formations surrounding a borehole. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Johnson, Paul A, Tencate, James A, Le Bas, Pierre-Yves, Guyer, Robert, Vu, Cung Khac, & Skelt, Christopher. Device and method for imaging of non-linear and linear properties of formations surrounding a borehole. United States.
Johnson, Paul A, Tencate, James A, Le Bas, Pierre-Yves, Guyer, Robert, Vu, Cung Khac, and Skelt, Christopher. Tue . "Device and method for imaging of non-linear and linear properties of formations surrounding a borehole". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1096779.
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abstractNote = {In some aspects of the disclosure, a method and an apparatus is disclosed for investigating material surrounding the borehole. The method includes generating within a borehole an intermittent low frequency vibration that propagates as a tube wave longitudinally to the borehole and induces a nonlinear response in one or more features in the material that are substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the borehole; generating within the borehole a sequence of high frequency pulses directed such that they travel longitudinally to the borehole within the surrounding material; and receiving, at one or more receivers positionable in the borehole, a signal that includes components from the low frequency vibration and the sequence of high frequency pulses during intermittent generation of the low frequency vibration, to investigate the material surrounding the borehole.},
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year = {2013},
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