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Anomalous dispersion due to hydrocarbons: The secret of reservoir geophysics?

Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK)

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DOI: 10.1190/1.3112757

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Abstract

When P- and S-waves travel through porous sandstone saturated with hydrocarbons, a bit of magic happens to make the velocities of these waves more frequency-dependent (dispersive) than when the formation is saturated with brine. This article explores the utility of the anomalous dispersion in finding more oil and gas, as well as giving a possible explanation about the effect of hydrocarbons upon the capillary forces in the formation. ?? 2009 Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Anomalous dispersion due to hydrocarbons: The secret of reservoir geophysics?
Series title:
Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK)
DOI:
10.1190/1.3112757
Volume
28
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK)
First page:
420
Last page:
425
Number of Pages:
6