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, Sheldon.warden@gmail.com) for his help in creating these lessons and in providing the examples.

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