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Estimation of subsurface structures in a Minami Noshiro 3D seismic survey region by seismic-array observations of microtremors; Minami Noshiro sanjigen jishin tansa kuikinai no hyoso kozo ni tsuite. Bido no array kansoku ni yoru suitei

Abstract

Japan National Oil Corporation Technology Research Center has carried out experiments on the three-dimensional seismic survey method which is regarded as an effective means for petroleum exploration. The experiments were conducted at the Minami Noshiro area in Akita Prefecture. Seismometer arrays were developed in radii of 30 to 300 m at seven points in the three-dimensional seismic exploration region to observe microtremors. The purpose is to estimate S-wave velocities from the ground surface to the foundation by using surface waves included in microtremors. Estimation of the surface bed structure is also included in the purpose since this is indispensable in seismic exploration using the reflection method. This paper reports results of the microtremor observations and the estimation on S-wave velocities (microtremor exploration). One or two kinds of arrays with different sizes composed of seven observation points per area were developed to observe microtremors independently. The important point in the result obtained in the present experiments is that a low velocity bed suggesting existence of faults was estimated. It will be necessary to repeat experiments and observations in the future to verify whether this microtremor exploration method has that much of exploration capability. For the time being, however, interest is addressed  More>>
Authors:
Okada, H; Ling, S; Ishikawa, K; [1]  Tsuburaya, Y; Minegishi, M [2] 
  1. Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Japan)
  2. Japan National Oil Corp., Tokyo (Japan). Technology Research Center
Publication Date:
May 27, 1997
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CONF-9705167-
Reference Number:
SCA: 150301; 020200; PA: NEDO-97:912291; EDB-97:116180; SN: 97001846583
Resource Relation:
Conference: 96. SEGJ conference, Butsuri tansa gakkai dai 96 kai (1997 nendo shunki) gakujutsu koenkai, Tokyo (Japan), 27-29 May 1997; Other Information: PBD: 27 May 1997; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceeding of the 96th (spring, fiscal 1997) SEGJ Conference; PB: 502 p.; Butsuri tansa gakkai dai 96 kai (1997 nendo shunki) gakujutsu koenkai koen ronbunshu
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; 02 PETROLEUM; SEISMIC SURVEYS; JAPAN; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; SUBSURFACE STRUCTURES; MICROEARTHQUAKES; SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTIONS; SEISMOGRAPHS; VELOCITY; SEISMIC S WAVES; DISTRIBUTION; GEOLOGIC FAULTS; SEISMIC SURFACE WAVES
OSTI ID:
522691
Research Organizations:
Society of Exploration Geophysicists of Japan, Tokyo (Japan)
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
Japanese
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE97770262; TRN: 97:912291
Availability:
Available from The Society of Exploration Geophysicists of Japan, 2-18, Nakamagome 2-chome, Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan; OSTI as DE97770262
Submitting Site:
NEDO
Size:
pp. 430-434
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Okada, H, Ling, S, Ishikawa, K, Tsuburaya, Y, and Minegishi, M. Estimation of subsurface structures in a Minami Noshiro 3D seismic survey region by seismic-array observations of microtremors; Minami Noshiro sanjigen jishin tansa kuikinai no hyoso kozo ni tsuite. Bido no array kansoku ni yoru suitei. Japan: N. p., 1997. Web.
Okada, H, Ling, S, Ishikawa, K, Tsuburaya, Y, & Minegishi, M. Estimation of subsurface structures in a Minami Noshiro 3D seismic survey region by seismic-array observations of microtremors; Minami Noshiro sanjigen jishin tansa kuikinai no hyoso kozo ni tsuite. Bido no array kansoku ni yoru suitei. Japan.
Okada, H, Ling, S, Ishikawa, K, Tsuburaya, Y, and Minegishi, M. 1997. "Estimation of subsurface structures in a Minami Noshiro 3D seismic survey region by seismic-array observations of microtremors; Minami Noshiro sanjigen jishin tansa kuikinai no hyoso kozo ni tsuite. Bido no array kansoku ni yoru suitei." Japan.
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title = {Estimation of subsurface structures in a Minami Noshiro 3D seismic survey region by seismic-array observations of microtremors; Minami Noshiro sanjigen jishin tansa kuikinai no hyoso kozo ni tsuite. Bido no array kansoku ni yoru suitei}
author = {Okada, H, Ling, S, Ishikawa, K, Tsuburaya, Y, and Minegishi, M}
abstractNote = {Japan National Oil Corporation Technology Research Center has carried out experiments on the three-dimensional seismic survey method which is regarded as an effective means for petroleum exploration. The experiments were conducted at the Minami Noshiro area in Akita Prefecture. Seismometer arrays were developed in radii of 30 to 300 m at seven points in the three-dimensional seismic exploration region to observe microtremors. The purpose is to estimate S-wave velocities from the ground surface to the foundation by using surface waves included in microtremors. Estimation of the surface bed structure is also included in the purpose since this is indispensable in seismic exploration using the reflection method. This paper reports results of the microtremor observations and the estimation on S-wave velocities (microtremor exploration). One or two kinds of arrays with different sizes composed of seven observation points per area were developed to observe microtremors independently. The important point in the result obtained in the present experiments is that a low velocity bed suggesting existence of faults was estimated. It will be necessary to repeat experiments and observations in the future to verify whether this microtremor exploration method has that much of exploration capability. For the time being, however, interest is addressed to considerations on comparison with the result of 3D experiments using the reflection method. 4 refs., 7 figs.}
place = {Japan}
year = {1997}
month = {May}
}