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  • Lu, Rongrong; Willis, Mark E.; Campman, Xander; Toksoz, M. Nafi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2007)
    In this paper we construct an application methodology for the theoretical elastodynamic redatumming work by Wapenaar (2006) to be able to approximate its use in the problem of imaging a salt dome flank using a walk away ...
  • Zhu, Zhenya; Toksoz, M. N. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 1994)
    The conversion between seismic and electromagnetic energies was discovered in a fluidfilled porous formation. When seismic waves propagate through a fluid-saturated porous formation, relative motion between the pore fluid ...
  • Zhu, Zhenya; Burns, Daniel R.; Toksoz, M. Nafi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2007)
    An electromagnetic wave or a seismic wave can induce seismic or electric waves due to the electrokinetic conversion based on the electric double layer in a fluid-saturated porous medium. In this paper, we observe the ...
  • Mikhailov, Oleg V.; Haartsen, Matthijs W.; Toksoz, M. Nafi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 1996)
    Electroseismic phenomena in porous media, first observed almost 60 years ago (Ivanov, 1939), were recently "rediscovered" due to their potential to detect zones of high fluid mobility and fluid chemistry contrasts in the ...
  • Mikhailov, Oleg V.; Burns, Daniel R.; Toksoz, M. Nafi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 1998)
    A Stoneley wave propagating in a borehole generates pore fluid flow within the permeable zones intersected by the borehole. In turn, the fluid flow induces a streaming electrical potential. This electrical potential ...
  • Haartsen, Matthijs W.; Toksoz, M. N. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 1995)
    The macroscopic governing equations controlling the coupled electromagnetics and acoustics of porous media are numerically solved for the case of a layered poro-elastic medium.It is shown that these coupled equations ...
  • Zhan, Xin; Zhu, Zhenya; Chi, Shihong; Rao, Rama V. N.; Burns, Daniel R.; Toksoz, M. Nafi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2006)
    Borehole acoustic logging-while-drilling (LWD) for formation evaluation has become an indispensable part of hydrocarbon reservoir assessment (Tang et al., 2002; Cittá et al., 2004; Esmersoy et al., 2005). However, the ...
  • Burns, D. R.; Cheng, C. H.; Toksoz, M. N. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 1985)
    Recently published results (Tubman et al., 1984; Baker,. 1984) indicate that synthetic full waveform acoustic logs generated in cased or damaged boreholes differ significantly from those generated in an open hole with ...
  • Ben-Menahem, Ari; Kostek, Sergio (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 1991)
    The elastodynamic body-wave field outside a fluid-filled open borehole due to a monopole source in the fluid, is reduced to the radiation-field due to a suitable equivalent force system (EFS) in the absence of the borehole, ...
  • Zhang, Yang; Toksoz, M. Nafi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2010)
    Current imaging technique such as micro X-ray CT can provide us detailed 3D micro-structures of porous rocks that can be used in numerical simulation so as to predict elastic properties of rocks saturated with different ...
  • Ellefsen, K. J.; Cheng, C. H.; Toksoz, M. N. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 1990)
    A method to estimate c[subscript 66], which is a shear modulus of a transversely isotropic formation (with its symmetry axis parallel to the borehole), is developed and tested. The inversion for c[subscript 66] is based ...
  • Ellefsen, K. J.; Cheng, C. H.; Duckworth, G. L. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 1987)
    Phase velocity and attenuation of guided waves have been estimated from multireceiver, full waveform, acoustic logging data using the extended Prony's method. Since a formation affects velocity and attenuation, estimating ...
  • Ellefsen, K. J.; Cheng, C. H. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 1988)
    Phase velocity and attenuation of guided waves have been estimated from acoustic logging data recorded by a receiving array. The method uses data from multiple sources and successive depths yielding more accurate estimates ...
  • Ellefsen, K. J.; Cheng, C. H. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 1989)
    Using acoustic logging data, we develop a method of estimating the horizontal shear modulus C[subscript 66]) of a transversely isotropic formation with its axis of symmetry parallel to that of the borehole. The data for ...
  • Cheng, N. Y.; Cheng, C. H. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 1992)
    A combination of borehole Stoneley waves from full waveform acoustic logs and direct shear wave logs was used to estimate formation permeability and shear wave velocity. Data sets used here were collected by Area's array ...
  • Saggaf, Muhammed M.; Nebrija, Ed L. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 1999)
    We approach the problem of identifying facies from well logs though the use of neural networks that perform vector quantization of input data by competitive learning. The method can be used in either an unsupervised or ...
  • Nolte, Bertram; Cheng, Arthur C. H. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 1996)
    Polarizations of split shear waves and flexural borehole waves are most commonly estimated from four-component data using the rotation technique of Alford (1986). This method is limited to the case of the two polarizations ...
  • Saggaf, Muhammad M.; Toksoz, M. Nafi; Mustafa, Husam M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2000)
    Traditional joint inversion methods reqnire an a priori prescribed operator that links the reservoir properties to the observed seismic response. The methods also rely on a linearized approach to the solution that makes ...
  • Meredith, J . A.; Wilkens, R. H.; Cheng, C. H. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 1989)
    Shear wave velocities from full waveform acoustic logs were determined at DSDP Site 613 using the spectral ratio inversion method. Discrete shear wave velocities for a 350 meter interval at 0.5-2 meter depth increments ...
  • Burns, Daniel R. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2002)
    During the past year, our research effort has continued to focus on borehole acoustics and reservoir characterization. The papers presented at the annual meeting, and those included in this volume, include theoretical ...
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