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Near-surface Characterization via Seismic Surface-wave Inversion
Characterization of the near-surface is important in identifying shallow properties and structures. In this dissertation, special emphasis is placed on estimating near-surface shear (S)-wave velocities (V_S) which can be ...
Vp-Vs Relations of Organic-rich shales
Organic-rich shales can serve as both source rocks and reservoir rocks. They are becoming increasingly important exploration and exploitation targets; however our knowledge of organic-rich shale properties is poor. Mudrock ...
FAULTS AND DISCONTINUITIES ANALYSIS: APPLICATION TO BARNETT SHALE DATA
Based on the Barnes method of discontinuity filters, I created a new fault-detection attribute and compared it with the constrained least squares spectral analysis (CLSSA) method in Barnett Shale fault detection. The ...
A Geophysical Study of Active Faulting in Fort Bend County, Texas
Several active faults are reported from southeast Texas. These faults have been studied in great detail in Harris County, but little work has been done in Fort Bend County where there are at least four known fault systems. ...
RAYLEIGH WAVE TOMOGRAPHY OF TEXAS FROM AMBIENT SEISMIC NOISE
Texas has been one of the leading states in petroleum production since the discovery of the Spindletop oil field in 1901. Despite its huge economic value of petroleum and numerous geophysical explorations in several oil ...
Geophysical Responses of Organic-rich Shale and the Effect of Mineralogy
Total organic carbon (TOC) is one of the most important parameters for indicating the resource potential of unconventional shale reservoirs. Because of the low density and velocity of organic matter, some seismic attributes ...