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Error analysis of shear-velocity prediction by the Xu-White model

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doi: 10.6038/j.issn.0001-5733.2012.02.021
Authors:Bai Junyu; Song Zhixiang; Su Ling; Yang Wenguang; Zhu Lingyan; Li Shijie
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Sinopec Geophysical Research Institute, Nanjing, China
Other:
Sichuan Province Bureau of Geology and Mineral Exploration and Development, Geophysical Prospecting Team, China
Volume Title:Diqiu Wulixue Bao Acta Geophysica Sinica
Source:Diqiu Wulixue Bao = Acta Geophysica Sinica, 55(2), p.589-595. Publisher: Science Press, Beijing, China. ISSN: 0001-5733
Publication Date:2012
Note:In Chinese with English summary. 28 refs.; illus., incl. 1 table
Summary:We developed a method to predict shear-wave velocity in shale sandstone from conventional log and experimental data using Gassmann's equations and the Xu-White model. This method not only considers the effects of a rock matrix and fluid inclusions, but also the porosity and pore shapes. The influence of errors in the input parameters on the precision of predicting S-wave velocities is analyzed. Numerical experiments show that the variable aspect ratio method provides an important improvement in applying the Xu-White model for sand-clay mixtures as compared to the fixed aspect ratio assumption. This method has also shown a significant improvement in predicting velocities over the conventional Xu-White model.
Subjects:Body waves; Clastic rocks; Elastic waves; Errors; Geophysical methods; Numerical analysis; Permeability; Petroleum; Petroleum exploration; Porosity; Prediction; Reservoir rocks; S-waves; Sandstone; Sedimentary rocks; Seismic methods; Seismic waves; Shale; Velocity; Xu-While model
Record ID:701618-13
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