Seismic methods are commonly used to characterize reservoirs of all kinds. Micro-seismic events are an example of remote sensing of the reservoir.
In previous research, we reported on the distinction of seismic events that were originally clustered based on their distinct P- and S-waves. This involved a correlation technique in the frequency domain. In this postgraduate research project, we are going to tackle the following questions:

  • What are there specific data requirements for the new spectral identification to work?
  • Are there particular wave modes (for example, head waves) responsible for characteristic power spectra?
  • Does an analysis in the time domain shed further light on separation of seismic events in “a cloud”?

Fees and a stipend are provided by the Physical Acoustics Lab, thanks to the generous support of the Schlumberger’s Gould Research Center, Cambridge, UK.