For such a fast developing technology with applications that are interesting to readers of different backgrounds, it is necessary to have systematic documentation of the discipline, including the theory, methods, and applications, as well as the technology's past, present, and near future development trends. Quantitative Borehole Acoustic Methods provides such documentation, with emphasis on the development over the past decade. Although considerable effort has been made to provide a thorough basis for the theory and methodology development, emphasis is placed on the applications of the developed methods. The applications are illustrated with field data examples. Many of the acoustic waveform analysis/processing methods described in the book are now widely used in the well logging industry.
Applications and Recent Advances.
2. Elastic Wave Propagation in Boreholes.
3. Elastic Wave Velocity and Attenuation Estimation from Array Acoustic Waveform Data.
4. Permeability Estimation
Theory, Methods, and Field Examples.
5. Acoustic Logging in Anisotropic Formations: Theory, Method, and Applications.
6. Summary, Related Topics, and Road Ahead.