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Outlining of salt masses by refraction methods

Albert Wayne Musgrave, William C. Woolley and Helen Gray
Outlining of salt masses by refraction methods
Geophysics (February 1960) 25 (1): 141-167


Short surface-to-surface refraction lines define the top of a shallow salt dome previously located by reflection methods. A map is made from the results of a number of longer refraction lines radiating from the center of the dome. The increased accuracy of this system is primarily dependent upon the accurate determination of velocities and distances. Flank wells are used for further refraction shooting which yield more accurate velocity information and more detailed salt profiling. A map from this integrated information permits exploitation at a minimum risk, even though every location is essentially a wildcat.

ISSN: 0016-8033
EISSN: 1942-2156
Coden: GPYSA7
Serial Title: Geophysics
Serial Volume: 25
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Outlining of salt masses by refraction methods
Pages: 141-167
Published: 196002
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1960-010436
Categories: Applied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: incl. sketch maps, diagrams, and illus.
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1960
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