Linking petrophysical parameters (ρ, σ, μ, λ, κ, φ) with seismic parameters (α, β, RPP, RPS, RSS)

Grace Y. C. Yang, Robert R. Stewart

Seismic data contains more information than what a conventional seismic sectiondisplay can offer. Using seismic data as a hydrocarbon indicator lies in the successful extraction of useful petrophysical parameters from simplified Zoeppritz's equation and linking them with lithology or rock properties or even hydrocarbons. The incorporation of other geological well logs and core data with these extracted petrophysical parameters is the key to accurate interpretation. This study investigates the link between the seismic and petrophysical parameters through theory and itsapplication.