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Estimation of Rock Physics Properties and Gas Saturation from Time-lapse Full Waveform Inversion DataNormal access

Authors: B. Dupuy, H.M. Balhareth, M. Landrø and A. Stovas
Event name: 76th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2014
Session: Rock Physics - Case Studies and Stress Dependencies
Publication date: 16 June 2014
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20140932
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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Time lapse seismic data has been acquired for the monitoring of an underground blow-out. Using time-lapse FWI techniques, we obtain P-wave velocity images for baseline (before the blow-out) and monitor models (after). The difference between both velocities is about 100 m/s in a 480 m deep sand layer. Using poroelastic Biot-Gassmann based relations and a semi-global optimisation method, we estimate the frame properties of the sand layer for the baseline model. We obtain a range of values for the porosity, the bulk and shear dry moduli. Then, we estimate the gas saturation in the sand layer due to the blow-out using patchy saturation and Brie models. The gas saturation is low, between 0.5 and 3.5 % depending on the rock physics model. Nevertheless, the baseline poroelastic model (values of porosity and moduli) has a very low influence on the gas saturation estimation.

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