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Snellen, M. (author), Eleftherakis, S. (author), Amiri-Simkooei, A. (author), Koomans, R.L. (author), Simons, D.G. (author)
This contribution presents sediment classification results derived from different sources of data collected at the Dordtse Kil river, the Netherlands. The first source is a multi-beam echo-sounder (MBES). The second source is measurements taken with a gamma-ray scintillation detector, i.e., the Multi-Element Detection System for Underwater...
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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...
journal article 2011
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Wirianto, M. (author), Mulder, W.A. (author), Slob, E.C. (author)
In the application of controlled source electromagnetics for reservoir monitoring on land, repeatability errors in the source will mask the time-lapse signal due to hydrocarbon production when recording surface data close to the source. We demonstrate that at larger distances, the airwave will still provide sufficient illumination of the target....
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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...
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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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Verschuur, D.J. (author), Berkhout, A.J. (author)
This paper focuses on the concept of using blended data and multiple scattering directly in the migration process, meaning that the blended input data for the proposed migration algorithm includes blended surface-related multiples. It also means that both primary and multiple scattering contribute to the seismic image of the subsurface....
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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...
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Tetyukhina, D. (author), Van Vliet, L.J. (author), Luthi, S.M. (author), Wapenaar, C.P.A. (author)
Fluvio-deltaic sedimentary systems are of great interest for explorationists because they can form prolific hydrocarbon plays. However, they are also among the most complex and heterogeneous ones encountered in the subsurface, and potential reservoir units are often close to or below seismic resolution. For seismic inversion, it is therefore...
journal article 2010
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Slob, E.C. (author), Sato, M. (author), Olhoeft, G. (author)
During the past 80 years, ground-penetrating radar (GPR) has evolved from a skeptically received glacier sounder to a full multicomponent 3D volume-imaging and characterization device. The tool can be calibrated to allow for quantitative estimates of physical properties such as water content. Because of its high resolution, GPR is a valuable...
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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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Van Groenestijn, G.J.A. (author), Verschuur, D.J. (author)
For passive seismic data, surface multiples are used to obtain an estimate of the subsurface responses, usually by a crosscorrelation process. This crosscorrelation process relies on the assumption that the surface has been uniformly illuminated by subsurface sources in terms of incident angles and strengths. If this is not the case, 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...
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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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Abubakar, A. (author), Hu, W. (author), Habashy, T.M. (author), Van den Berg, P.M. (author)
We have applied the finite-difference contrast-source inversion (FDCSI) method to seismic full-waveform inversion problems. The FDCSI method is an iterative nonlinear inversion algorithm. However, unlike the nonlinear conjugate gradient method and the Gauss-Newton method, FDCSI does not solve any full forward problem explicitly in each iterative...
journal article 2009
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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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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...
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Van Groenestijn, G.J.A. (author), Verschuur, D.J. (author)
Accurate removal of surface-related multiples remains a challenge in many cases. To overcome typical inaccuracies in current multiple-removal techniques, we have developed a new primary-estimation method: estimation of primaries by sparse inversion (EPSI). EPSI is based on the same primary-multiple model as surface-related multiple elimination ...
journal article 2009
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