Seismic Reflection Investigations of Fluid Mud: Laboratory Tests for Layer-Specific Characterization

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Investigation of fluid mud from ports and waterways gives more knowledge about navigating through fluid mud so that more cargo can be loaded on the ships and less dredging is performed. The properties of the fluid mud determine the feasibility of navigating vessels through the fluid mud. Seismic waves have the potential to characterize the fluid mud layers by investigating how they propagate, including how they reflect in fluid mud. We applied seismic interferometry in seismic reflection tests of fluid mud to retrieve non-physical (ghost) arrivals from inside a fluid-mud layer and to eliminate the kinematic influence of the water layer above it. We used data from an ultrasonic laboratory setup that recorded reflection data using fluid mud from the Port of Rotterdam. This study suggests that the ghost-reflection approach can assist in retrieving seismic traces from inside the fluid mud to investigate the seismic characteristics of the fluid mud
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event82nd EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 18 Oct 202121 Oct 2021


Conference82nd EAGE Annual Conference & Exhibition
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