Progress in Rock Physics: New Developments in Theory and Experiment on Wave Propagation in Porous Rocks provides a thorough and highly valuable review on the latest contributions of rock physics research. The features, applicability and shortcomings of theoretical models are discussed in detail, aiding the reader in their research and engineering work. This book outlines six central topics of wave propagation theory in porous rocks: visco-elasticity, anisotropy, squirt flow, patchy saturation, double-porosity and nonlinear acoustics. The latest results of effective medium theory and experimental measurements are also discussed.
- Features 200 figures, photographs and illustrations aiding in the understanding of fundamental concepts and techniques
- Provides the reader with all the information they need on the latest developments in rock physics through a single narrative
- Covers the most fundamental topics of theories and experiments in rock physics and maps
1. Review on studies of elastic wave propagation in heterogeneous rocks 2. Developments and applications of visco-elasticity theory 3. Theory of anisotropic medium in rock physics 4. Biot/squirt theory and its extensions 5. Theories, predictions and measurements of wave propagation in partially-saturated rocks 6. Theory of wave propagation in double-porosity medium 7. Acousto-elasticity theory for nonlinear waves in rocks 8. Effective medium theory 9. Elastic wave propagation and attenuation in rocks: experimental measurements and analyses
Jing Ba was born in Hubei province of China in 1980. He received his doctoral degree from one of Chinese top universities, Tsinghua University in 2008. From 2008 to 2012, He worked as a geophysicist in the Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development (RIPED), China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). He was employed as a senior geophysicist by CNPC in 2012 and also works as a geophysical consultant for Energy Prospecting Technology USA Inc. (USA) in part-time service. He is an associate editor of Applied Geophysics since 2011 and works as technical referee for more than 20 geophysical journals. He is a member of AGU, SEG and EAGE. With solid and strong researching and application experiences in China, Central Asia and South America, he has been dedicated to build vast cooperation relationships between oil companies, oil service companies and global top-rated universities and researching institutes. He is also always ready to be a bond of both academic and practical connections between world and Chinese exploration communities.
Jing Ba published 2 books and more than 60 articles on geophysical journals and key conferences. His main research interests are wave propagation theory and hydrocarbon seismic detection methods. He leads several key research projects of wave propagation theory and industrial application. His theories and techniques have been successfully applied in the exploration areas of oil fields of China. He won several prizes for exploration research and has presented 11 China patents.