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Subject Keyword PETROLEUM ♦ RESERVOIR ROCK ♦ LITHOLOGY ♦ POROSITY ♦ SONIC LOGGING ♦ SEISMIC P WAVES ♦ VELOCITY ♦ SEISMIC S WAVES ♦ COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS ♦ DOLOMITE ♦ LIMESTONE ♦ PETROLEUM DEPOSITS ♦ POISSON RATIO ♦ REFLECTION ♦ ROCK MECHANICS ♦ SANDSTONES ♦ SENSITIVITY ♦ ALKALINE EARTH METAL COMPOUNDS ♦ CALCIUM CARBONATES ♦ CALCIUM COMPOUNDS ♦ CARBON COMPOUNDS ♦ CARBONATE MINERALS ♦ CARBONATE ROCKS ♦ CARBONATES ♦ GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS ♦ MAGNESIUM CARBONATES ♦ MAGNESIUM COMPOUNDS ♦ MECHANICAL PROPERTIES ♦ MECHANICS ♦ MINERAL RESOURCES ♦ MINERALS ♦ OXYGEN COMPOUNDS ♦ RESOURCES ♦ ROCKS ♦ SEDIMENTARY ROCKS ♦ SEISMIC WAVES ♦ WELL LOGGING 020200* -- Petroleum-- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration
Abstract Recent development and application of the seismic S-wave reflection method in combination with the common P-wave reflection method provides petroleum explorationists additional means for determining rock properties. The study reported here indicates lithology and porosity are amenable to definition by analysis of S and P-wave interval velocities derived from reflection apparent velocities. Specifically, sandstone, dolomite, and limestone are separable by Poisson's ratio, a rock property computed from the P to S-wave velocity ratio. Further analysis, as outlined in the following text, indicates sandstone S-wave velocities to be most sensitive and limestone P-wave velocities to be least sensitive to porosity variations.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1984-07-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal World Oil
Volume Number 199
Issue Number 1
Organization Norshir Consultants Inc., Tulsa, OK


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