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The Effect of Water Saturation on the Elastic Properties of the Wellington Shale at Seismic FrequenciesNormal access

Authors: V. Mikhaltsevitch, M. Lebedev and B. Gurevich
Event name: 80th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2018
Session: Poster: Rock Physics C - Saturation and Attenuation
Publication date: 11 June 2018
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201801546
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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edding. The specimens were saturated with water at four relative humidities of 12, 44, 72 and 97.5%. The measurements show a decrease in the components of the stiffness tensor with increasing saturation as well as a decrease of Thomsen’s parameters ε and γ, whereas parameter δ remains virtually unchanged. We assume that the obtained results can be explained by the presence of a high percentage of smectite in the shale.

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