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Many carbonate rocks are composed of layers and contain fracture sets that cause the hydraulic, mechanical and seismic properties to be anisotropic. Co-located fractures and layers in carbonate rock lead to competing wave-scattering mechanisms: both layers and parallel fractures generate compressional-wave (P-wave) guided modes. The guided modes generated by the fractures may obscure the presence of the layers. In this study, we examine compressional-wave guided modes for two cases: wave guiding by fractures in a layered medium with sub-wavelength layer thickness; and wave guiding in media with competing scattering mechanisms, namely layering (where the thickness is greater than a...

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