seismoelectric method

Electro-kinetic coupling phenomena created at the microscopic scale by the passage of seismic waves through fluid-saturated porous media lead to conversions between seismic and electromagnetic energy which can be observed at the macroscopic scale.

The information contained in seismo-electromagnetic signals shows great promise but has not yet been fully exploited due to the great complexity of the coupling mechanisms. Among all applications of electro-kinetic phenomena, seismo-electromagnetic effects could prove especially useful to detect and monitor fluids in underground reservoirs.

The current section is composed of 3 lessons:

Field equipment, feasibility survey, processing, and interpretation are discussed in the field case.

Special thanks to Sheldon Warden (Hyperion geophysical services, for his help in creating these lessons and in providing the examples.

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