Permeability estimation from seismic velocity based on crack and grain models

H. Yamabe, Takeshi Tsuji, T. Matsuoka

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Estimation of underground fluid state has been paid great attention in subsurface explorations (e.g. oil reservoir development, carbon capture and storage). Permeability is the most important parameter in considering subsurface fluid flow, and seismic-wave velocity is the most popular and trusted parameter derived from geophysical surveys. The objective of this study is estimating permeability from seismic velocity by revealing the relationship between permeability and seismic velocity. Although these two parameters have no direct relationship, the pore geometry of rock can be a bridge of them because it is dominant factor to govern permeability and seismic velocity. Since pore geometry of rock mass is highly complicated, two rock models (cracked rock model and granular model) are adopted for the research. For the calculation of permeability, lattice Boltzmann simulation is conducted in this research. Self-consistent approximation and finite element method are applied to calculate seismic velocity on cracked model and granular model, respectively. As a consequence of the research, permeability can be estimated from seismic velocity using the information of pore geometry: (1) crack aspect ratio and intensity for cracked model and (2) grain-size sorting for granular model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication46th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2012
Pages921-928
Number of pages8
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event46th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2012 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2012Jun 27 2012

Other

Other46th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2012
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period6/24/126/27/12

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seismic velocity
crack
permeability
Cracks
Rocks
geometry
rock
Geometry
Carbon capture
Seismic waves
geophysical survey
subsurface flow
Sorting
seismic wave
sorting
finite element method
fluid flow
wave velocity
Flow of fluids
Aspect ratio

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Yamabe, H., Tsuji, T., & Matsuoka, T. (2012). Permeability estimation from seismic velocity based on crack and grain models. In 46th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2012 (Vol. 2, pp. 921-928)

Permeability estimation from seismic velocity based on crack and grain models. / Yamabe, H.; Tsuji, Takeshi; Matsuoka, T.

46th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2012. Vol. 2 2012. p. 921-928.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Yamabe, H, Tsuji, T & Matsuoka, T 2012, Permeability estimation from seismic velocity based on crack and grain models. in 46th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2012. vol. 2, pp. 921-928, 46th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2012, Chicago, IL, United States, 6/24/12.
Yamabe H, Tsuji T, Matsuoka T. Permeability estimation from seismic velocity based on crack and grain models. In 46th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2012. Vol. 2. 2012. p. 921-928
Yamabe, H. ; Tsuji, Takeshi ; Matsuoka, T. / Permeability estimation from seismic velocity based on crack and grain models. 46th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2012. Vol. 2 2012. pp. 921-928
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