Factors controlling elastic properties in carbonate sediments and rocks

Gregor P. Eberli, Gregor T. Baechle, Flavio S. Anselmetti, Michael L. Incze

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Abstract

The factors controlling elastic properties in carbonate sediments and rocks are discussed. It is found that the grain size and shape, sorting and the ratio between grain and matrix influence acoustic velocity in unconsolidated carbonate sediment. The analysis showed that in the older carbonate rocks the sonic velocity is a function of total porosity and pore type.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)654-660
Number of pages7
JournalLeading Edge (Tulsa, OK)
Volume22
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geology

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