Springer Theses

Multi-Component Acoustic Characterization of Porous Media

Authors: van Dalen, Karel N.

  • Outstanding doctoral thesis nominated for the Springer Theses Prize by Delft University, The Netherlands
  • Brings together mathematics, physics and geology 
  • Gives an excellent discussion of our basic understanding of different wave modes, using a full-waveform and multi-component approach
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The feasibility to extract porous medium parameters from acoustic recordings is investigated. The thesis gives an excellent discussion of our basic understanding of different wave modes, using a full-waveform and multi-component approach. Focus lies on the dependency on porosity and permeability where especially the latter is difficult to estimate. In this thesis, this sensitivity is shown for interface-wave and reflected-wave modes. For each of the pseudo-Rayleigh and pseudo-Stoneley interface waves unique estimates for permeability and porosity can be obtained when impedance and attenuation are combined.
The pseudo-Stoneley wave is most sensitive to permeability: both the impedance and the attenuation are controlled by the fluid flow. Also from reflected-wave modes unique estimates for permeability and porosity can be obtained when the reflection coefficients of different reflected modes are combined. In this case the sensitivity to permeability is caused by subsurface heterogeneities generating mesoscopic fluid flow at seismic frequencies. The results of this thesis suggest that estimation of in-situ permeability is feasible, provided detection is carried out with multi-component measurements. The results of this thesis argely affect geotechnical and reservoir engineering practices.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dalen, Karel N.

    Pages 1-8

  • Governing Equations for Wave Propagation in a Fluid-Saturated Porous Medium

    Dalen, Karel N.

    Pages 9-28

  • Green’s Tensors for Wave Propagation in a Fluid-Saturated Porous Medium

    Dalen, Karel N.

    Pages 29-52

  • On Wavemodes at the Interface of a Fluid and a Fluid-Saturated Poroelastic Solid

    Dalen, Karel N.

    Pages 53-78

  • Pseudo Interface Waves Observed at the Fluid/Porous-Medium Interface: A Comparison of Two Methods

    Dalen, Karel N.

    Pages 79-102

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multi-Component Acoustic Characterization of Porous Media
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-34845-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-34845-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-34844-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43141-8
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 170
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