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Seismic Attenuation due to Fluid Flow between Pores and FracturesNormal access

Authors: B. Gurevich, G. Lambert and M. Brajanovski
Event name: 67th EAGE Conference and Exhibition - Workshops
Session: WS 2: Seismic Q: Observations, Mechanisms and Interpretation
Publication date: 13 June 2005
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201405177
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 747.22Kb )
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Presence of open fractures in a fluid-saturated porous rock causes significant attenuation and dispersion of seismic waves due to wave induced fluid flow between pores and fractures. We present an analytical model for attenuation and dispersion of compressional waves in a porous rock with a periodic system of aligned fractures using the theory of elastic wave propagation normal to layered porous media. Numerical simulations are then performed through the use of OASES reflectivity code with both periodic and random fracture distributions being modeled.

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