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Seismic Forward Modeling of Fractures and Fractured Medium Inversion

Book

Part of the Springer Geophysics book series (SPRINGERGEOPHYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Xiaoqin Cui, Laurence Lines, Edward Stephen Krebes, Suping Peng
    Pages 1-13
  3. Xiaoqin Cui, Laurence Lines, Edward Stephen Krebes, Suping Peng
    Pages 15-55
  4. Xiaoqin Cui, Laurence Lines, Edward Stephen Krebes, Suping Peng
    Pages 57-93
  5. Xiaoqin Cui, Laurence Lines, Edward Stephen Krebes, Suping Peng
    Pages 95-122
  6. Xiaoqin Cui, Laurence Lines, Edward Stephen Krebes, Suping Peng
    Pages 123-128
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 129-153

About this book

Introduction

This detailed book systematically investigates subsurface geological fractures using rock mechanics, geology, and geophysics. Based on geological fracture mechanisms and fracture boundary conditions, it presents new finite-difference equations for the simulation of seismic wave responses to geological fractures, and proposes innovative AVO inversion equations for the accurate estimation of the rock properties of the fractured medium. It employs schematics, snapshots, color images and charts to demonstrate the mechanical characteristics of the fractures, the seismic wave-field response to the fractures, the seismic data attributes of the fractures and the rock properties of the fractures obtained via inversion. It provides a new methodology for enhancing geological fracture detection technology and for the accurate delineation of fractured reservoirs that ultimately benefits reservoir and mining engineers, geologists and geophysicists in terms of optimizing reservoir recovery, well performance and mining safety.

Keywords

Geological fractures, fracture formation Fracture induced-anisotropy Moduli of fractured medium Fracture models and boundary conditions Finite-difference modeling of fractures Wave equation of motion of fractured medium Geophysical response of fractures Reflection/transmission of waves in a fractured medium AVO inversion for a fractured medium Algorithm of inversion for a fractured medium

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeoscienceUniversity of Calgary, Department of GeoscienceCalgaryCanada
  2. 2.Department of GeoscienceUniversity of Calgary, Department of GeoscienceCalgaryCanada
  3. 3.Department of GeoscienceUniversity of Calgary, Department of GeoscienceCalgaryCanada
  4. 4.China University of Mining and TechnologyBeijingChina

About the authors

Xiaoqin Cui received BSc (1998) and MSc (2005) degrees in geophysics in China and a Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Calgary (2015) in Canada. Her industrial career included 10 years in China and 7 years in Canada as a senior geophysical seismic data processor and seismic interpreter. Her research interests currently are in seismic forward modeling and seismic inversion. 

Laurence “Larry” Lines received B.Sc. and M.Sc. geophysics degrees from the University of Alberta (1971, 1973) and a Ph.D. in geophysics from UBC (1976). Following an industrial career of 17 years with Amoco, Dr. Lines held the NSERC/Petro-Canada Chair in Applied Seismology at Memorial University (1993-1997), and the Chair in Exploration Geophysics (1997-2002) at the University of Calgary. Larry served as SEG Editor (1997-1999) and as SEG President (2008-2009). Larry has twice won the Best Paper in Geophysics Award (1988, 1995).  He is a member of APEGA, CSEG, EAGE, GST, SEG, and is a Fellow of Geoscientists Canada.

Edward S. Krebes received a BSc (1973) in Physics from the University of Alberta, an MSc in Physics (1973) from the University of British Columbia, and a PhD (1980) in Geophysics from the University of Alberta.  He is currently a Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Calgary.  His primary research interests are in theoretical and computational seismology.

Suping Peng received a PhD from Beijing Graduate School of China University of Mining in 1988. He currently is the Distinguished Professor of geology and geophysics at China University of Mining and Technology, director of National Coal Resources and Safe Mining Laboratory and academician of the China Academy of Engineering (CAE). In his career, he was Member of the Advisory Committee of Experts of the National Energy Board of China, Member of the Key Basic Research of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, Consultant from China of the World Resources Institute, Member of the International Committee for Energy.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Seismic Forward Modeling of Fractures and Fractured Medium Inversion
  • Authors Xiaoqin Cui
    Laurence Lines
    Edward Stephen Krebes
    Suping Peng
  • Series Title Springer Geophysics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Geophysics
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3584-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-3583-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-9913-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-3584-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVII, 153
  • Number of Illustrations 24 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geophysics/Geodesy
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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