Abstract

This paper contains laboratory measurements of the temperature dependence of velocities, determined by ultrasonic pulse transmission methods, in hydrocarbon liquids and rock samples saturated by the liquids. The samples discussed include 26 hydrocarbons of varying molecular weight, nine mixtures of these hydrocarbons, four heavy oils (tar), three saturated sandstones, and a saturated sand. The data provide encouragement that high-frequency, high-resolution seismic techniques may infer formation temperature changes, thereby detecting the progress of thermal enhanced oil recovery processes.

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