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dc.contributor.authorPearce, Frederick Douglas
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratoryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-20T17:58:14Z
dc.date.available2012-01-20T17:58:14Z
dc.date.issued2003-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/68615
dc.description.abstractWe use a 3-D finite difference numerical model to generate synthetic seismograms from a simple fractured reservoir containing evenly-spaced, discrete, vertical fracture zones. The fracture zones are represented using a single column of anisotropic grid points. In our experiments, we vary the spacing of the fracture zones from 10-meters to 100-meters, corresponding to fracture density values from 0.1- to 0.01-fractures/meter, respectively. The vertical component of velocity is analyzed using integrated amplitude and spectral attributes that focus on time windows around the base reservoir reflection and the scattered wave coda after the base reservoir reflection. Results from a common shot gather show that when the fracture zones are spaced greater than about a quarter wavelength of a P-wave in the reservoir we see 1) significant loss of amplitude and coherence in the base reservoir reflection and 2) a large increase in bulk scattered energy. Wavenumber spectra for integrated amplitude versus offset from the time window containing the base reservoir reflection show spectral peaks corresponding to the fracture density. Frequency versus wavenumber plots for receivers normal to the fractures separate backscattered events that correspond to spectral peaks with positive wavenumbers and relatively narrow frequency ranges. In general, backscattered events show an increase in peak frequency as fracture density is increased.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEni S.p.A. (Firm)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUnited States. Dept. of Energy (Grant number DE-FC26-02NT15346)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratoryen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratoryen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEarth Resources Laboratory Industry Consortia Annual Report;2004-04
dc.titleSeismic Scattering Attributes to Estimate Reservoir Fracture Density: A Numerical Modeling Studyen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorPearce, Frederick Douglas
dspace.orderedauthorsPearce, Frederick Douglasen_US


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