Abstract

A probabilistic inversion approach is used with Gassmann's equation to determine pore fluid modulus using elastic wave velocity without reference information from a rock saturated with a second fluid of known modulus. Numerical examples show that even when uncertainties in input parameters are relatively large, useful estimates of fluid modulus can be obtained. For a well-log data example, water saturation derived from the inverted fluid modulus compares favorably to saturations derived from well log analysis.

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