Simulation of wireline sonic logging measurements acquired with Borehole-Eccentered tools using a high-order adaptive finite-element method

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/561807
Title:
Simulation of wireline sonic logging measurements acquired with Borehole-Eccentered tools using a high-order adaptive finite-element method
Authors:
Pardo, David; Matuszyk, Paweł Jerzy; Muga, Ignacio; Torres-Verdín, Carlos; Mora Cordova, Angel; Calo, Victor M. ( 0000-0002-1805-4045 )
Abstract:
The paper introduces a high-order, adaptive finite-element method for simulation of sonic measurements acquired with borehole-eccentered logging instruments. The resulting frequency-domain based algorithm combines a Fourier series expansion in one spatial dimension with a two-dimensional high-order adaptive finite-element method (FEM), and incorporates a perfectly matched layer (PML) for truncation of the computational domain. The simulation method was verified for various model problems, including a comparison to a semi-analytical solution developed specifically for this purpose. Numerical results indicate that for a wireline sonic tool operating in a fast formation, the main propagation modes are insensitive to the distance from the center of the tool to the center of the borehole (eccentricity distance). However, new flexural modes arise with an increase in eccentricity distance. In soft formations, we identify a new dipole tool mode which arises as a result of tool eccentricity. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division; Environmental Science and Engineering Program; Numerical Porous Media SRI Center (NumPor)
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Journal of Computational Physics
Issue Date:
Jul-2011
DOI:
10.1016/j.jcp.2011.04.028
Type:
Article
ISSN:
00219991
Sponsors:
The work reported in this paper was funded by University of Texas at Austin's Research Consortium on Formation Evaluation, jointly sponsored by Anadarko, GS1 Aramco, Baker-Hughes, BG, BHP Billiton, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ENI, ExxonMobil, Halliburton, Hess, Marathon, Mexican Institute for Petroleum, Nexen, Pathfinder, Petrobras, Repsol-YPF, RWE, Schlumberger, Statoil, Total, and Weatherford. The first author was also partially funded by the Spanish Ministry of Sciences and Innovation under project MTM2010-16511, and the third author was supported by Sistema Bicentenario BECAS CHILE (Chilean Government).
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dc.contributor.authorPardo, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorMatuszyk, Paweł Jerzyen
dc.contributor.authorMuga, Ignacioen
dc.contributor.authorTorres-Verdín, Carlosen
dc.contributor.authorMora Cordova, Angelen
dc.contributor.authorCalo, Victor M.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T09:05:03Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T09:05:03Zen
dc.date.issued2011-07en
dc.identifier.issn00219991en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jcp.2011.04.028en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/561807en
dc.description.abstractThe paper introduces a high-order, adaptive finite-element method for simulation of sonic measurements acquired with borehole-eccentered logging instruments. The resulting frequency-domain based algorithm combines a Fourier series expansion in one spatial dimension with a two-dimensional high-order adaptive finite-element method (FEM), and incorporates a perfectly matched layer (PML) for truncation of the computational domain. The simulation method was verified for various model problems, including a comparison to a semi-analytical solution developed specifically for this purpose. Numerical results indicate that for a wireline sonic tool operating in a fast formation, the main propagation modes are insensitive to the distance from the center of the tool to the center of the borehole (eccentricity distance). However, new flexural modes arise with an increase in eccentricity distance. In soft formations, we identify a new dipole tool mode which arises as a result of tool eccentricity. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe work reported in this paper was funded by University of Texas at Austin's Research Consortium on Formation Evaluation, jointly sponsored by Anadarko, GS1 Aramco, Baker-Hughes, BG, BHP Billiton, BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ENI, ExxonMobil, Halliburton, Hess, Marathon, Mexican Institute for Petroleum, Nexen, Pathfinder, Petrobras, Repsol-YPF, RWE, Schlumberger, Statoil, Total, and Weatherford. The first author was also partially funded by the Spanish Ministry of Sciences and Innovation under project MTM2010-16511, and the third author was supported by Sistema Bicentenario BECAS CHILE (Chilean Government).en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.subjectAdaptive finite element methodsen
dc.subjectLinear elasto-acousticsen
dc.subjectNon-orthogonal change of coordinatesen
dc.subjectSonic loggingen
dc.subjectWave propagationen
dc.titleSimulation of wireline sonic logging measurements acquired with Borehole-Eccentered tools using a high-order adaptive finite-element methoden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentNumerical Porous Media SRI Center (NumPor)en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Computational Physicsen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and IKERBASQUE (Basque Foundation for Sciences), Bilbao, Spainen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX, United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionPontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chileen
kaust.authorCalo, Victor M.en
kaust.authorMora Cordova, Angelen
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