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Method for FractMethod for Fracture Detection Using Multicomponent Seismic Dataure Detection Using Multicomponent Seismic Data

Dr. Bryan DeVault Department of Geophysics

Colorado School of Mines

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Technology Marketing SummaryThis invention provides a method for detecting fractures in the subsurface of the earth’s crust by using seismic shear waves. 
DescriptionAdditionally, it can be used to determine the porosity of the subsurface.  This is done through measuring the reflection of the seismic shear waves and interpreting the results through this computer algorithms.Benefits
  • Fast data acquisition time.
  • Provides a snapshot of potential exploration sites
  • Has a greater range of applicability than the current method
Applications and Industries
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Geological surveying
More InformationWe are seeking a non-exclusive licensee for marketing, manufacturing, and sale of this technology.Technology Status
Development StageAvailabilityPublishedLast Updated
DevelopmentAvailable04/06/201104/06/2011

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To: William Vaughan<wvaughan@mines.edu>