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Garcia, R.F. (author), Bruinsma, S. (author), Lognonné, P. (author), Doornbos, E.N. (author), Cachoux, F. (author)
The first in situ sounding of a post-seismic infrasound wavefront is presented, using data from the GOCE mission. The atmospheric infrasounds following the great Tohoku earthquake (on 11 March 2011) induce variations of air density and vertical acceleration of the GOCE platform. These signals are detected at two positions along the GOCE orbit...
journal article 2013
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Zhubayev, A. (author), Ghose, R. (author)
A careful look into the pertinent models of poroelasticity reveals that in water-saturated sediments or soils, the seismic (P and S wave) velocity dispersion and attenuation in the low field-seismic frequency band (20–200 Hz) have a contrasting behavior in the porosity-permeability domain. Taking advantage of this nearly orthogonal behavior, a...
journal article 2012
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Schakel, M.D. (author), Smeulders, D.M.J. (author), Slob, E.C. (author), Heller, H.K.J. (author)
Understanding the seismoelectric interface response is important for developing seismoelectric field methods for oil exploration and environmental/engineering geophysics. The existing seismoelectric theory has never been validated systematically by controlled experiments. We have designed and developed an experimental setup in which acoustic-to...
journal article 2011
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Van der Neut, J.R. (author), Thorbecke, J.W. (author), Mehta, K. (author), Slob, E.C. (author), Wapenaar, C.P.A. (author)
Various researchers have shown that accurate redatuming of controlled seismic sources to downhole receiver locations can be achieved without requiring a velocity model. By placing receivers in a horizontal or deviated well and turning them into virtual sources, accurate images can be obtained even below a complex near-subsurface. Examples...
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Schakel, M.D. (author), Smeulders, D.M.J. (author), Slob, E.C. (author), Heller, H.K.J. (author)
A full-waveform seismoelectric numerical model incorporating the directivity pattern of a pressure source is developed. This model provides predictions of coseismic electric fields and the electromagnetic waves that originate from a fluid/porous-medium interface. An experimental setup in which coseismic electric fields and interface responses...
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Trani, M. (author), Arts, R. (author), Leeuwenburgh, O. (author), Brouwer, J. (author)
A reliable estimate of reservoir pressure and fluid saturation changes from time-lapse seismic data is difficult to obtain. Existing methods generally suffer from leakage between the estimated parameters. We propose a new method using different combinations of time-lapse seismic attributes based on four equations: two expressing changes in...
journal article 2011
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Minato, S. (author), Matsuoka, T. (author), Tsuji, T. (author), Draganov, D.S. (author), Hunziker, J.W. (author), Wapenaar, C.P.A. (author)
Crosswell reflection method is a high-resolution seismic imaging method that uses recordings between boreholes. The need for downhole sources is a restrictive factor in its application, for example, to time-lapse surveys. An alternative is to use surface sources in combination with seismic interferometry. Seismic interferometry (SI) could...
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El Allouche, N. (author), Drijkoningen, G.G. (author), Versteeg, W. (author), Ghose, R. (author)
Seismic waves converted from compressional to shear mode in the shallow subsurface can be useful not only for obtaining shear-wave velocity information but also for improved processing of deeper reflection data. These waves generated at deep seas have been used successfully in hydrocarbon exploration; however, acquisition of good-quality...
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El Allouche, N. (author), Drijkoningen, G.G. (author), Van der Neut, J.R. (author)
A widespread use of converted waves for shallow marine applications is hampered by spatial aliasing and field efficiency. Their short wavelengths require dense spatial sampling which often needs to be achieved by receivers deployed on the seabed. We adopted a new methodology where the dense spatial sampling is achieved in the common-receiver...
journal article 2010
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Wapenaar, C.P.A. (author), Draganov, D.S. (author), Snieder, R. (author), Campman, X. (author), Verdel, A. (author)
Seismic interferometry involves the crosscorrelation of responses at different receivers to obtain the Green's function between these receivers. For the simple situation of an impulsive plane wave propagating along the x-axis, the crosscorrelation of the responses at two receivers along the x-axis gives the Green's function of the direct wave...
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Wapenaar, C.P.A. (author), Slob, E.C. (author), Snieder, R. (author), Curtis, A. (author)
In the 1990s, the method of time-reversed acoustics was developed. This method exploits the fact that the acoustic wave equation for a lossless medium is invariant for time reversal. When ultrasonic responses recorded by piezoelectric transducers are reversed in time and fed simultaneously as source signals to the transducers, they focus at the...
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Vogelaar, B. (author), Smeulders, D.M.J. (author), Harris, J. (author)
Seismic effects of a partially gas-saturated subsurface have been known for many years. For example, patches of nonuniform saturation occur at the gas-oil and gas-water contacts in hydrocarbon reservoirs. Open-pore boundary conditions are applied to the quasi-static Biot equations of poroelasticity to derive an exact analytic expression of the...
journal article 2010
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Wapenaar, C.P.A. (author), Slob, E.C. (author), Snieder, R. (author)
We have analyzed the far-field approximation of the Green's function representation for seismic interferometry. By writing each of the Green's functions involved in the correlation process as a superposition of a direct wave and a scattered wave, the Green's function representation is rewritten as a superposition of four terms. When the...
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Schakel, M.D. (author), Smeulders, D. (author)
The dispersion relation for seismoelectric wave propagation in poroelastic media is formulated in terms of effective densities comprising all viscous and electrokinetic coupling effects. Using Helmholtz decomposition, two seismoelectric conversion coefficients are derived, for an incident P-wave upon an interface between a compressible fluid and...
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Van Groenestijn, G.J.A. (author), Verschuur, D.J. (author)
ost wave-equation-based multiple removal algorithms are based on prediction and subtraction of multiples. Especially for shallow water, the prediction strongly relies on a correct interpolation of the missing near offsets. The subtraction of predicted multiples from the data can easily lead to the distortion of primaries if primaries and...
journal article 2009
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Draganov, D.S. (author), Campman, X. (author), Thorbecke, J.W. (author), Verdel, A. (author), Wapenaar, C.P.A. (author)
One application of seismic interferometry is to retrieve the impulse response (Green's function) from crosscorrelation of ambient seismic noise. Various researchers show results for retrieving the surface-wave part of the Green's function. However, reflection retrieval has proven more challenging. We crosscorrelate ambient seismic noise,...
journal article 2009
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Van der Burg, D. (author), Verdel, A. (author), Wapenaar, C.P.A. (author)
Trace inversion for reservoir parameters is affected by angle averaging of seismic data and wavelet distortion on the migration image. In an alternative approach to stochastic trace inversion, the data are inverted prestack before migration using 3D dynamic ray tracing. This choice makes it possible to interweave trace inversion with Kirchhoff...
journal article 2009
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Berkhout, A.J. (author), Blacquiere, G. (author), Verschuur, D.J. (author)
Seismic surveys are designed so that the time interval between shots is sufficiently large to avoid temporal overlap between records. To economize on survey time, the current compromise is to keep the number of shots to an acceptable minimum. The result is a poorly sampled source domain. We propose to abandon the condition of nonoverlapping shot...
journal article 2009
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Van der Neut, J. (author), Bakulin, A. (author)
In the virtual source (VS) method we crosscorrelate seismic recordings at two receivers to create a new data set as if one of these receivers were a virtual source and the other a receiver. We focus on the amplitudes and kinematics of VS data, generated by an array of active sources at the surface and recorded by an array of receivers in a...
journal article 2009
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Poletto, F. (author), Wapenaar, C.P.A. (author)
The virtual reflector method simulates new seismic signals by processing traces recorded by a plurality of sources and receivers. The approach is based on the crossconvolution of the recorded signals and makes it possible to obtain the Green’s function of virtual reflected signals as if in the position of the receivers (or sources) there were a...
journal article 2009
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