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Cross-Property Relationship Between Velocity And Conductivity In Artificial Porous Sandstone With Aligned FracturesNormal access

Authors: H. Tongcheng, Q. Li and J. Zhang
Event name: 80th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2018
Session: Rock Physics IV - Elastic and Electric Properties and Geothermal
Publication date: 11 June 2018
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201801406
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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Price: € 20

Seismic and electromagnetic surveys are among the most important geophysical applications to understand the Earth underneath. Joint interpretation of the independent but complementary exploration data can provide geophysical parameters needed to better assess the rocks. However, cross-property relationship between the elastic and electrical properties of fractured porous rocks, the key to the successful joint interpretation of seismic and electromagnetic data in anisotropic formations is poorly understood. Here, we use dedicated laboratory experiments and theoretical modelling to show how elastic velocity and electrical conductivity are linked in porous sandstone with aligned fractures and how the joint properties are affected by the fractures. The P- and SH-wave velocity are found to be approximately linearly correlated with electrical conductivity when measured in varying directions, and the linear trends are determined by the geometry and amount of the fractures in the rocks. The results provide a pathway to successful joint interpretation in fractured rocks.

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