Forward Modelling of Seismic Properties

  • James P. Verdon
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In Chap. 5 I generated geomechanical models to simulate the effects of pore pressure changes on the stress field in and around a reservoir. I wish to model the seismic properties of these models, and developed in Chap. 6 a rock physics model capable of mapping changes in stress into changes in seismic velocity. In this chapter I develop a workflow to generate elastic models based on the geomechanical simulations. These elastic models can then be used to make predictions about changes to seismic properties using seismic modelling tools such as ray tracing or finite difference simulation. This work was conducted as part of the IPEGG project. Doug Angus and I developed a workflow, \(SeisModel^{\copyright},\) specific to the IPEGG modelling tools capable of reading the output from the MORE-ELFEN simulator and computing the seismic properties on a regularised grid. I will begin this chapter by outlining this workflow.


Crack Density Dynamic Stiffness Shear Wave Splitting Microseismic Event Initial Stress Condition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Earth SciencesUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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