In this work we present the results of a seismic while drilling SWD application using the drill-bit as a seismic source in geothermal wells. The survey was performed in a well drilled in the Nevada desert with the aim of providing geophysical information while drilling and images of the geological structures around the well. We present a summary description of the drill-bit seismic technology adapted for geothermal purposes, and the SWD results obtained along 2D profiles passing through the well. The good-quality seismic-while-drilling results have been subsequently used to obtain images of the well area in the direction normal to the main fault system, with SWD reverse vertical seismic profiling RVSP data migration, using seismic interferometry to extend laterally the coverage of the SWD RVSP images. The migrated seismic interferometry results confirm the main trends of the 2D geological model in the geothermal area

Drill-bit SWD and seismic interferometry for imaging around geothermal wells

Corubolo P;Farina B;Schleifer A;Peronio M;Bohm G
2011

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In this work we present the results of a seismic while drilling SWD application using the drill-bit as a seismic source in geothermal wells. The survey was performed in a well drilled in the Nevada desert with the aim of providing geophysical information while drilling and images of the geological structures around the well. We present a summary description of the drill-bit seismic technology adapted for geothermal purposes, and the SWD results obtained along 2D profiles passing through the well. The good-quality seismic-while-drilling results have been subsequently used to obtain images of the well area in the direction normal to the main fault system, with SWD reverse vertical seismic profiling RVSP data migration, using seismic interferometry to extend laterally the coverage of the SWD RVSP images. The migrated seismic interferometry results confirm the main trends of the 2D geological model in the geothermal area
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