Stochastic rock physics inversion for thickness, lithology, porosity, and saturation

@inproceedings{Spikes2007StochasticRP,
  title={Stochastic rock physics inversion for thickness, lithology, porosity, and saturation},
  author={Kyle Thomas Spikes and Tapan Mukerji and Jack Dvorkin},
  year={2007}
}
We use a site-specific rock physics transform between porosity, mineralogy, and fluid and the elastic-wave velocity to invert seismic amplitude data for thickness, clay content, total porosity, and saturation. The implementation is Bayesian, and the results are probabilistic values of the reservoir properties, given seismic measurements and well data. This method is focused on an exploration setting where minimal data exist and requires a prior interpretation of the seismic data. Regularized… CONTINUE READING