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Title: System and method for investigating sub-surface features of a rock formation with acoustic sources generating coded signals

Abstract

A system and a method for investigating rock formations includes generating, by a first acoustic source, a first acoustic signal comprising a first plurality of pulses, each pulse including a first modulated signal at a central frequency; and generating, by a second acoustic source, a second acoustic signal comprising a second plurality of pulses. A receiver arranged within the borehole receives a detected signal including a signal being generated by a non-linear mixing process from the first-and-second acoustic signal in a non-linear mixing zone within the intersection volume. The method also includes-processing the received signal to extract the signal generated by the non-linear mixing process over noise or over signals generated by a linear interaction process, or both.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1166747
Patent Number(s):
8,923,092
Application Number:
13/292,915
Assignee:
Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (San Ramon, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Nov 09
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Vu, Cung Khac, Nihei, Kurt, Johnson, Paul A, Guyer, Robert, Ten Cate, James A, Le Bas, Pierre-Yves, and Larmat, Carene S. System and method for investigating sub-surface features of a rock formation with acoustic sources generating coded signals. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Vu, Cung Khac, Nihei, Kurt, Johnson, Paul A, Guyer, Robert, Ten Cate, James A, Le Bas, Pierre-Yves, & Larmat, Carene S. System and method for investigating sub-surface features of a rock formation with acoustic sources generating coded signals. United States.
Vu, Cung Khac, Nihei, Kurt, Johnson, Paul A, Guyer, Robert, Ten Cate, James A, Le Bas, Pierre-Yves, and Larmat, Carene S. Tue . "System and method for investigating sub-surface features of a rock formation with acoustic sources generating coded signals". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1166747.
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