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

Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK)
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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