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Seismic Modeling and Wave Propagation: Computational poroelasticity — A review

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José M. Carcione
José M. Carcione
1Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS), Trieste, Italy. E-mail: jcarcione@inogs.it.
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Christina Morency
Christina Morency
2Princeton University, Department of Geosciences, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. E-mail: cmorency@princeton.edu.
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Juan E. Santos
Juan E. Santos
3Universidad Nacional de La Plata, CONICET, Departamento de Geofísica Aplicada, Facultad de Ciencias Astronómicas y Geofísicas, La Plata, Argentina.4Purdue University, Department of Mathematics, West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A. E-mail: santos@math.purdue.edu.
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Published:
January 01, 2010

Abstract

Computational physics has become an essential research and interpretation tool in many fields. Particularly in reservoir geophysics, ultrasonic and seismic modeling in porous media is used to study the properties of rocks and to characterize the seismic response of geologic formations. We provide a review of the most common numerical methods used to solve the partial differential equations describing wave propagation in fluid-saturated rocks, i.e., finite-difference, pseudospectral, and finite-element methods, including the spectral-element technique. The modeling is based on Biot-type theories of dynamic poroelasticity, which constitute a general framework to describe the physics of wave propagation. We explain the various techniques and discuss numerical implementation aspects for application to seismic modeling and rock physics, as, for instance, the role of the Biot diffusion wave as a loss mechanism and interface waves in porous media.

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Geophysical References Series

Geophysics Today: A Survey of the Field as the Journal Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

Sergey Fomel
Sergey Fomel
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Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Volume
16
ISBN electronic:
9781560802273
Publication date:
January 01, 2010

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