Diamonds in the Noise – Treasures Lurking in Acoustic Data


Date(s) - Thursday, 22/11/2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

XXXX Alehouse


1 CPD HourASEG Queensland Branch meeting for November 2018

Acoustic data are routinely acquired around the world for a variety of uses, but most often for classic applications such as seismic correlation, pore pressure prediction, porosity, and hydrocarbon identification. However, hidden in the very same waveform data acquired for these purposes is a wealth of additional information.  A second look at the data can often yield hidden treasures, such as fracture characterisation, permeability, wellbore stability, hole size, cement evaluation, production optimisation, brittleness maps, and much more.  In this presentation, we discuss some of the many gems that can be mined from acoustic waveform data. Included is a brief review of the “flavours” of acoustic tools appropriate for each application as well as tips for optimising data acquisition.

Jennifer Market is the global acoustics advisor at Lloyd’s Register and Kinetic.  Her role involves acoustic data processing and interpretation, along with development of software and new application. She also provides industry training seminars to widen the understanding of acoustic data acquisition and applications.  She has 20 years’ experience in borehole acoustics, working in service companies and as a consultant to develop enhanced  acoustics tools and applications.  She frequently publishes articles for both SPWLA and SPE and was an SPWLA lecturer in 2008-2009, 2011-2012, 2015-2017 as well as a SPE Distinguished lecturer 2014-2015. She served as the 2016-2017 SPWLA VP of Technology and currently serves as the SPWLA VP Finance 2017-2019.

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