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Introduction to Controlled-Source Electromagnetic Methods
Detecting Subsurface Fluids

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  • Date Published: April 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107058620

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  • This volume describes how controlled-source electromagnetic (CSEM) methods are used to determine the electrical conductivity and hydrocarbon content of the upper few kilometres of the Earth, on land and at sea. The authors show how the signal-to-noise ratio of the measured data may be maximised via suitable choice of acquisition and processing parameters and selection of subsequent data analysis procedures. Complete impulse responses for every electric and magnetic source and receiver configuration are derived, providing a guide to the expected response for real data. 1-D, 2-D and 3-D modelling and inversion procedures for recovery of Earth conductivity are presented, emphasising the importance of updating model parameters using complementary geophysical data and rock physics relations. Requiring no specialist prior knowledge of electromagnetic theory, and providing a step-by-step guide through the necessary mathematics, this book provides an accessible introduction for advanced students, researchers and industry practitioners in exploration geoscience and petroleum engineering.

    • The description of practical implementation is based on first-hand experience and illustrated with real data examples showing how CSEMs work in practice
    • Marine and land-based examples illustrate isotropic and anisotropic model results in both the frequency and time domains, demonstrating the theoretical detectability of buried resistive and conductive layers and the advantages of measuring the complete earth impulse response
    • Includes online Python notebooks which allow readers to reproduce results in the book and create their own models
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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107058620
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 178 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.83kg
    • contains: 175 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Notation and conventions
    1. Introduction
    2. Sources, receivers, acquisition configurations and source time functions
    3. Fourier analysis and linear filters
    4. Electromagnetic fields in a horizontally layered VTI medium
    5. Numerical examples
    6. Source control
    7. Deep-water CSEM
    8. Land CSEM with a transient source signal
    9. Shallow-water CSEM with a transient source signal
    10. Forward and inverse modelling of CSEM data
    11. Recovery of resistivities from CSEM data
    12. Efficient CSEM
    Appendix A. The electric field in a VTI whole space
    Appendix B. The electromagnetic field in a VTI layered medium
    Appendix C. Green's functions and their derivatives
    Appendix D. The final value theorem

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    Anton Ziolkowski, Evert Slob

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    Anton Ziolkowski, University of Edinburgh
    Anton Ziolkowski is Professor of Petroleum Geoscience at the University of Edinburgh. He co-invented the Multichannel Transient Electromagnetic (MTEM) surveying method for hydrocarbon reservoir detection and co-led the technology spin-out. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Geophysical Union, an honorary member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He has received the Conrad Schlumberger and Desiderius Erasmus awards of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers.

    Evert Slob, Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands
    Evert Slob is Professor of Geophysical Electromagnetic Methods at theTechnische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes. He was Editor-in-chief of the journal Geophysics and on the board of directors of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists from 2013–15, of which he remains a member. He is also a member of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, and the American Geophysical Union.

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