Series: Handbook of Geophysical Exploration: Seismic Exploration

The expansion of concepts and technologies in exploration seismics over the years has been documented in detail by a wealth of articles in journals and reports. However, a researcher or specialist developing new techniques, or applying new techniques, relies on handbooks providing overviews and the status of specialised fields. Reference books provide the prime in-depth coverage for the exploration geophysicist - whether the demand is for details of complicated algorithms, the authoritative definition of a term, or the proper source of a quotation. The Handbook of Geophysical Exploration: Seismic Exploration therefore covers everything of interest to the field of exploration seismology. With over 30 volumes published so far and new volumes being published every year, the handbookseries covers a wide array of topics in the field.

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Book Series: Fractal Models in Exploration Geophysics

Most recent volume

Volume 41. Fractal Models in Exploration Geophysics

Published: 31st May 2012 Authors: V.P. Dimri R.P. Srivastava Nimisha Vedanti

Chapter 1: Introduction of Fractals and Application to Gravity and Magnetic Data
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Fractal and Scaling
1.3 Behavior of Physical Properties
1.4 Interpretation of Gravity and Magnetic Data
1.5 Spectral Analysis
1.6 Scaling Spectral Analysis
1.7 Nonstationary Gravity and Magnetic Profiles
1.8 Field Example: Kuppam-Palani, South India
1.9 Characterization of Time Series for Fractal Behaviour
1.10 Simulation of 1D/2D Fractal Time/Space Series
1.11 Examples: Synthesis of Fractal Time Series
1.12 Fractal Dimension and Design of Geophysical Surveys
1.13 Conclusion

Chapter 2: Structural Modeling Using Fractals
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Tessellation
2.3 Automated Perturbation of Model: Some Synthetic Examples
2.4 Computation of Gravity Response: A Case Study
2.5 Conclusion

Chapter 3: Fractal Inversion
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Seismic Inversion
3.3 Generation of Fractal-Based Initial Model
3.4 Very Fast Simulated Annealing
3.5 Stochastic Inversion
3.6 Deterministic Inversion
3.7 Analysis of Results
3.8 Conclusion

Chapter 4: Seismic Reservoir Monitoring
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Rock Physics Study
4.3 Changes Due to Pressure
4.4 Acquisition of 4D Sseismic Data
4.5 Repeatability
4.6 Processing of 4D Seismic Data
4.7 Analysis of 4D Seismic Data
4.8 Poststack Versus Prestack Analysis
4.9 Fractal-Based 4D Inversion
4.10 Time-Lapse AVO: Distinguish Between Pressure and Saturation Changes
4.11 Conclusion with Limitations and Challenges in Time-Lapse Study

Chapter 5: Reservoir Geophysics: Some Basic Concepts
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Hydrocarbon Reservoir
5.3 Reservoir Rock Properties
5.4 Fractal Porosity
5.5 Permeability
5.6 Reservoir Rock Capillary Properties
5.7 Properties of Reservoir Fluids
5.8 Conclusion

Chapter 6: Fluid Flow and Recovery
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Fluid Flow in the Reservoir
6.3 Fractal Behavior of Flow and Media
6.4 Oil Recovery
6.5 Material Balance Equations
6.6 Mechanism of Secondary Recovery
6.7 Water Alternating Gas (CO2) Injection
6.8 Numerical Reservoir Simulation: An Overview
6.9 Advantages and Disadvantages of Reservoir Simulation
6.10 Conclusions

Additional volumes

Volume 40. Active Geophysical Monitoring

Published: 12th March 2010 Series Volume Editors: Junzo Kasahara Valeri Korneev Michael Zhdanov

Volume 38. Wave Fields in Real Media

Published: 24th January 2007 Editor: José M. Carcione Author: José M. Carcione

Volume 37. Seismic Stratigraphy, Basin Analysis and Reservoir Characterisation

Published: 13th November 2006 Author: P.C.H. Veeken

Volume 36. Information-Based Inversion and Processing with Applications

Published: 16th December 2005 Authors: T.J. Ulrych M.D. Sacchi

Volume 29. Seismic Signatures and Analysis of Reflection Data in Anisotropic Media

Published: 21st March 2005 Author: I. Tsvankin

Volume 1. Basic Theory in Reflection Seismology

Published: 27th October 2004 Authors: J.K. Costain C. Coruh

Volume 35. Seismic While Drilling

Published: 30th June 2004 Authors: F.B. Poletto F. Miranda

Volume 24. Quantitative Borehole Acoustic Methods

Published: 27th January 2004 Authors: X.M. Tang A. Cheng

Volume 34. Seismic Waves and Rays in Elastic Media

Published: 4th August 2003 Author: M.A. Slawinski

Volume 33. Seismic Amplitude Inversion in Reflection Tomography

Published: 25th February 2003 Author: Yanghua Wang

Volume 32. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Published: 25th January 2002 Editors: K.-J. Dunn D.J. Bergman G.A. LaTorraca

Volume 31. Wave Fields in Real Media

Published: 15th October 2001 Editor: José M. Carcione

Volume 30. Computational Neural Networks for Geophysical Data Processing

Published: 13th June 2001 Editor: M.M. Poulton

Volume 29. Seismic Signatures and Analysis of Reflection Data in Anisotropic Media

Published: 2nd March 2001 Author: I. Tsvankin

Seismic Coal Exploration

Published: 15th February 1994 Authors: L. Dresen H. Rüter

Volume 22. Foundations of Anisotropy for Exploration Seismics

Published: 28th January 1994 Author: K. Helbig

Supercomputers in Seismic Exploration

Published: 30th June 1988 Author: E. Eisner Editor: Klaus Helbig