Delineating Salt Caverns Using Borehole Seismic Modeling and Tomography Methods
Y. Li, F.D. Dorety and J.C. Jackson
Event name: 66th EAGE Conference & Exhibition
Session: Well Seismic
Publication date: 07 June 2004
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Price: € 20
P232 DELINEATING SALT CAVERNS USING BOREHOLE SEISMIC MODELING AND TOMOGRAPHY METHODS Abstract 1 Borehole seismic modeling and Finite Difference synthetic approaches were used to study the feasibility of using borehole seismic salt proximity techniques to determine the extent of buried salt caverns. Two borehole seismic methods refraction salt proximity and cross-well travel time tomography were used to determine the shape of an underground salt cavern as well as to delineate the salt-sediment boundary. Tomographic inversion of synthetic traveltime data generated from two borehole seismic survey geometries was performed to reconstruct an image of a salt cavern and the salt-sediment boundary.