Investigation of Erosion Using Compaction Trend Analysis on Sonic Data

  • Troyee DasguptaEmail author
  • Soumyajit Mukherjee
Part of the Advances in Oil and Gas Exploration & Production book series (AOGEP)


Compaction trends of sediments can decode the mechanism of compaction. Not all kinds of log detect all types of porosity, For example, while Neutron-, sonic- and density logs can decipher porosity, sonic tool cannot detect secondary porosity. Tectonic and isostatic uplift affect petroleum system. The Velocity-depth data from different terrains has been used in studying erosion of petroliferous basins. Porosity-depth trends in well data can indicate the amount of eroded sediment layer. How different authors estimated the thickness of the eroded overburden following different principles is discussed in this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geology, Geophysics and Petrophysics (Exploration)Reliance Industries LimitedNavi MumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Earth SciencesIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia

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