© 1985

Vertical Seismic Profiling and Its Exploration Potential


Part of the Seismology and Exploration Geophysics book series (MAGE, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Vertical Seismic Profiling (VSP)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. I. Galperin
      Pages 3-15
    3. E. I. Galperin
      Pages 16-41
    4. E. I. Galperin
      Pages 42-84
    5. E. I. Galperin
      Pages 85-108
  3. Seismic Waves in the Real Earth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. E. I. Galperin
      Pages 111-138
    3. E. I. Galperin
      Pages 182-211
  4. VSP and Investigation of the Region Surrounding the Borehole

  5. Conclusion

    1. E. I. Galperin
      Pages 428-432
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 433-442

About this book


The present book is the author's third on the subject of vertical seismic profiling (VSP). Ten years have elapsed since the pUblication of the fIrst book. During this period, VSP has become the principal method of seismic observations in boreholes and the chief method of experimental studies of seismic waves in the real earth. VSP combines borehole studies in the seismic frequency band, well velocity surveys, proximity or aplanatic surveys, all of which previously existed as separate methods. The high effectiveness ofVSP, its great practical value, the express nature and clarity of the results obtained have all contributed towards a very rapid acceptance of the method. In the USSR VSP has been used in an overwhelming majority of areas and is being used increasingly in many foreign countries as well. This has been greatly facilitated by the translation into English and the publication in the U. S. A. by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists of the book Vertical Seismic Profiling (Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1974). As the method has become more familiar, it has attracted growing interest outside the USSR This has been substantiated by the special seminar on VSP (Oklahoma, 1979) which was organized for 22 U. S. companies and universities and presented by the author.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Intitute of Physics of the EarthAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowUSSR

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Vertical Seismic Profiling and Its Exploration Potential
  • Authors E.I. Galperin
  • Series Title Seismology and Exploration Geophysics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-1450-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-8797-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-5195-2
  • Series ISSN 0924-6096
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 442
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published in Russian
  • Topics Geophysics/Geodesy
    Economic Geology
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