Bayesian full-waveform tube-wave inversion for effective hydraulic fracture aperture and mechanical fracture compliance

J. Hunziker, A. Greenwood, S. Minato, N. Barbosa, E. Caspari, K. Holliger

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The hydraulic characterization of fractures is crucial for geothermal energy production, hydrocarbon exploration, CO2-sequestration, and nuclear waste disposal. We propose to estimate the effective hydraulic aperture and the mechanical compliance of isolated fractures intersecting a borehole through a Bayesian inversion of full-waveform tube-wave data recorded in a vertical seismic profiling setting. Following the successful application of the proposed inversion procedure to synthetic data, we show in this study initial results of an application to real data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019
Subtitle of host publication3-6 June 2019, London, UK
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789462822894
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019 - ExCeL Centre, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Jun 20196 Jun 2019


Conference81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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