DOI: 10.1190/segam2016-13973901.1
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Azar Hasanov, Manika Prasad, Michael Batzle

Abstract: Bulk viscosity is rarely measured in the laboratory and is often poorly defined in the literature. We show that bulk viscosity can be a dominant factor in acoustic dispersion and attenuation of rocks containing a highly viscous fluid. A common method to measure attenuation and dispersion of seismic waves in the laboratory is the stress-strain method. We present bulk modulus attenuation and dispersion data collected on two heavyoil-saturated rock samples by oscillating confining pressure method. Data was acquir…

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