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Title: Integrated system for investigating sub-surface features of a rock formation

Abstract

A system for investigating non-linear properties of a rock formation around a borehole is provided. The system includes a first sub-system configured to perform data acquisition, control and recording of data; a second subsystem in communication with the first sub-system and configured to perform non-linearity and velocity preliminary imaging; a third subsystem in communication with the first subsystem and configured to emit controlled acoustic broadcasts and receive acoustic energy; a fourth subsystem in communication with the first subsystem and the third subsystem and configured to generate a source signal directed towards the rock formation; and a fifth subsystem in communication with the third subsystem and the fourth subsystem and configured to perform detection of signals representative of the non-linear properties of the rock formation.

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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1210584
Patent Number(s):
9110179
Application Number:
13/292,941
Assignee:
Chevron U.S.A Inc. (San Ramon, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01V - GEOPHYSICS
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61P - SPECIFIC THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITY OF CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS OR MEDICINAL PREPARATIONS
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

Citation Formats

Vu, Cung Khac, Skelt, Christopher, Nihei, Kurt, Johnson, Paul A., Guyer, Robert, Ten Cate, James A., Le Bas, Pierre -Yves, and Larmat, Carene S. Integrated system for investigating sub-surface features of a rock formation. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Vu, Cung Khac, Skelt, Christopher, Nihei, Kurt, Johnson, Paul A., Guyer, Robert, Ten Cate, James A., Le Bas, Pierre -Yves, & Larmat, Carene S. Integrated system for investigating sub-surface features of a rock formation. United States.
Vu, Cung Khac, Skelt, Christopher, Nihei, Kurt, Johnson, Paul A., Guyer, Robert, Ten Cate, James A., Le Bas, Pierre -Yves, and Larmat, Carene S. Tue . "Integrated system for investigating sub-surface features of a rock formation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1210584.
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author = {Vu, Cung Khac and Skelt, Christopher and Nihei, Kurt and Johnson, Paul A. and Guyer, Robert and Ten Cate, James A. and Le Bas, Pierre -Yves and Larmat, Carene S.},
abstractNote = {A system for investigating non-linear properties of a rock formation around a borehole is provided. The system includes a first sub-system configured to perform data acquisition, control and recording of data; a second subsystem in communication with the first sub-system and configured to perform non-linearity and velocity preliminary imaging; a third subsystem in communication with the first subsystem and configured to emit controlled acoustic broadcasts and receive acoustic energy; a fourth subsystem in communication with the first subsystem and the third subsystem and configured to generate a source signal directed towards the rock formation; and a fifth subsystem in communication with the third subsystem and the fourth subsystem and configured to perform detection of signals representative of the non-linear properties of the rock formation.},
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