The Rock Physics Handbook

The Rock Physics Handbook

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Gary Mavko, Tapan Mukerji, Jack Dvorkin
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 3, 1/9/2020
EAN 9781108420266, ISBN10: 1108420265

Hardcover, 756 pages, 25.1 x 17.8 x 3.6 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

Responding to the latest developments in rock physics research, this popular reference book has been thoroughly updated while retaining its comprehensive coverage of the fundamental theory, concepts, and laboratory results. It brings together the vast literature from the field to address the relationships between geophysical observations and the underlying physical properties of Earth materials - including water, hydrocarbons, gases, minerals, rocks, ice, magma and methane hydrates. This third edition includes expanded coverage of topics such as effective medium models, viscoelasticity, attenuation, anisotropy, electrical-elastic cross relations, and highlights applications in unconventional reservoirs. Appendices have been enhanced with new materials and properties, while worked examples (supplemented by online datasets and MATLAB® codes) enable readers to implement the workflows and models in practice. This significantly revised edition will continue to be the go-to reference for students and researchers interested in rock physics, near-surface geophysics, seismology, and professionals in the oil and gas industries.

1. Basic tools
2. Elasticity and Hooke's law
3. Seismic wave propagation
4. Effective elastic media
bounds and mixing laws
5. Granular media
6. Fluid effects on wave propagation
7. Empirical relations
8. Flow and diffusion
9. Electrical properties