Close Notification

Your cart does not contain any items



Pre-Order now


Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
15 August 2022
Seismic While Drilling: Fundamentals of Drill-Bit Seismic for Exploration, 2nd edition, revised and extended gives a theoretical and practical introduction to seismic while drilling by using drill-bit noise. While drilling seismic methods using surface sources and downhole receivers are also analysed. The goal is to support the exploration geology with geophysical control of drilling, and to build a bridge between geophysicists involved in seismic while drilling, drillers and exploration geologists.

This revised and extended edition includes new topics such as novel drilling technology, downhole communication, ground-force drill-bit measurement, SWD seismic interferometry, and fiber optic (DAS). A new section is dedicated to well placement and geosteering. Like the first edition, Seismic While Drilling, 2nd edition also includes examples of SWD analysis and application on real data.
By:   , , ,
Imprint:   Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd edition
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 191mm, 
ISBN:   9780128231456
ISBN 10:   0128231459
Pages:   600
Publication Date:  
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming
1. Introduction and overview 2. Principles of drilling 3. General theory:?drill-bit?seismic waves 4. General theory: drill-bit seismic sources 5. General theory: drill-string waves and noise fields 6. SWD acquisition: tools and systems 7. SWD acquisition: operational aspects 8. Preprocessing of SWD data 9. Processing of signal and noise RVSP fields 10. Drill-bit SWD applications 11. Other while-drilling applications 12. New trends for SWD

Flavio Poletto worked from 1984 to 2019 at the Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale - OGS (former Osservatorio Geofisico Sperimentale), Italy. In 1988 he received the degree Dottore in Fisica from the University of Trieste. Since 1988, he has worked as a geophysicist on seismic-while-drilling (SWD) research by using the drilling noise to obtain reverse VSPs. He is the author of many papers and a monography on SWD, drill-string acoustics, co-author of patents regarding the drill-bit-noise separation for RVSP and Tunnel SWD. He received Honorable Mentions for papers selected in the category of the Best Paper in GEOPHYSICS (2001 and 2003), ASCE Best paper (MOONBIT) (2010), and Legends-of-SWD (2016) awards. His research activity includes borehole geophysics, acoustic and SWD, with applications extended to drilling diagnostics, geosteering, seismic interferometry, DAS, CCS, and Geothermal. Francesco Miranda received a BSc degree in Geology in 1984 and a PhD degree in Geophysics 1989 from UC Swansea (UK) with a thesis on Travel-time and Amplitude Tomography. He worked at DMT (Bochum, Germany) where he was active in research in seismic tomography, borehole seismic data acquisition and processing, processing of in seam seismic for coal fields, and special processing and acquisition techniques for surface 2D seismic. Since 1990 he has worked in the exploration and production Division at Eni in Milan, in the borehole seismic department. He has been actively involved in research in the field of Seismic While Drilling on which he is the author of many papers and in the field of cross-hole seismic and geosteering

See Also