M. Novikov
V. Lisitsa

: Proceedings IRF2018: 6th International Conference Integrity-Reliability-Failure (Lisbon/Portugal, 22-26 July 2018)

Absorption of seismic energy in fractured porous fluid-saturated media is of great interest in modern geophysics. One of mechanisms causing attenuation is the wave-induced flow (WIFF), which appears between fracture-filling mate rial and between connected fractures. Thus, seismic attenuation estimations may serve to detect fractured fluid-filled highly permeable reservoirs. Previous study of this mechanism mostly involve quasi-static tests, or numerical wave propagation modeling with relatively simple fracture models, so further analysis of seismic attenuation on more complex systems of connected fractures is needed.