Petrophysics of Siliciclastic Rocks
Over the last several years, our understanding of seismic rock properties and our ability to model those properties — VP, VS, and density — has improved substantially. Nonetheless, a certain amount of confusion remains with respect to the petroelastic classification of rocks, the terminology used, the selection of models, the parameterization, and the identification of the primary controls on the distribution of rock properties in the subsurface. These issues are discussed in Chapters 1.
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Seismic Petrophysics in Quantitative Interpretation is written for oil and gas industry professionals and academicians who are concerned with the use of seismic data in petroleum exploration and production. In addition, it should prove useful toward thoughtful applications of those data by geotechnical engineers. Seismic interpretation can be made simple and robust by integrating rock-physics principles with the seismic and petrophysical attributes that bear on the properties of conventional reservoirs (thickness, net/gross, lithology, porosity, permeability, and satu-ration) and of unconventional reservoirs (thickness, lithology, organic richness, and thermal maturity). Practical solutions can be used to address existing interpretation problems in rock-physics-based AVO analysis and prestack seismic inversion in order to streamline the workflows in subsurface characterization.