Mapping impedance microstructures in rocks with acoustic microscopy

  title={Mapping impedance microstructures in rocks with acoustic microscopy},
  author={Manika Prasad},
microstructural properties of reservoir rocks with the ultimate goal of relating microstructure to seismic properties. Scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and optical microscopy have traditionally been used for such studies. They have identified lithology, pore space, interconnectivity of pores, grain size, and cementation as the most important factors controlling seismic wave velocity and attenuation. However, these techniques provide qualitative descriptions only… CONTINUE READING