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Q as a Lithological/Hydrocarbon Indicator: From Full Waveform Sonic to 3D Surface Seismic

Parra, J.O., 2003, “High-resolution acoustic and seismic investigation of carbonate rock properties.” Society of Petroleum Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) International Symposium, June 22–25, 2003, Galveston, Texas. Transactions of the SPWLA Symposium. [PDF]

Parra, J.O., 2003, “High resolution P-wave surface seismic profiling to delineate flow units in carbonate aquifers of South Florida: a feasibility study.” Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Annual Meeting, October 2003, Dallas, Texas. SEG Conference Proceedings. [PDF]

Parra, J.O., 2003, “A double-porosity poroelastic model to relate attenuation to fluid flow in vuggy carbonate rock.” Geopro2003 International Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, October 2003. [PDF]
 

Characterization of fractured reservoirs using static and dynamic data: from sonic and 3D seismic to permeability distribution

Papers

Hackert, C.L., Parra, J.O., Brown, R.L., and Collier, H.A., 2001,"Characterization of dispersion, attenuation, and anisotropy at the Buena Vista Hills field, California," Geophysics 66, pp. 90–96. [abstract]

Parra, J.O., 2000, "Poroelastic model to relate seismic wave attenuation and dispersion to permeability anisotropy," Geophysics, 65, 202–210. [abstract][PDF]

Parra, J.O., Hackert, C.L., Ababou, R., and Sablik M.J., 1999, "Dispersion and attenuation of acoustic waves in randomly heterogeneous media," J. Appl. Geophys 42, pp. 99–115. [PDF]

Parra, J.O., Ababou, R., Sablik, M.J., and Hackert, C.L., 1999 "A stochastic wavefield solution of the acoustic wave equation based on the random Fourier-Stieltjes increments," J. Appl. Geophys 42, pp. 81–97. [PDF]
 

A Methodology to Integrate Magnetic Resonance and Acoustic Measurements for Reservoir Characterization

Reports:

Parra, J.O., Hackert, C.L., Collier, H.A., and Bennet, M., 2001,  "A methodology to integrate magnetic resonance and acoustic measurements for reservoir characterization," second annual report. [PDF]

Parra, J.O., Hackert, C.L., Ni, Q., and Collier, H.A., 2000,  "A methodology to integrate magnetic resonance and acoustic measurements for reservoir characterization," first annual report. [PDF]

Papers:

Parra, J.O., 2000, "Poroelastic model to relate seismic wave attenuation and dispersion to permeability anisotropy," Geophysics, 65, 202210. [abstract][PDF]

Hackert, C.L., and Parra, J.O., 2000, "Analysis of multiscale scattering and poroelastic attenuation in a real sedimentary rock sequence," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 107, pp. 3028–3034. [abstract]

Parra, J.O., Hackert, C.L., Collier, H.A., Bennett, M., 2001, "NMR and Acoustic Signatures in Vuggy Carbonate Aquifers," Transactions of the Society of Petroleum and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) 42nd Annual Logging Symposium, Houston, Texas. [PDF]

SwRI Internal Research Projects

Coupled Hydro-Mechanical Response due to Seismic Wave Propagation in Heterogeneous Poroelastic Geologic Media

Parra, J.O., and Zook, B.J., 2001, "Stochastic Wave Field Solution of the 2D Elastic Wave Equation Based on the Random Fourier-Stieltjes Increments," accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Geophysics. [PDF]

Dynamic Response of a Fractured Tunnel to Seismic Waves

Xu, P.-C., Parra, J.O., and Hackart, C.L., 2001, "Dynamic Response of a Fractured Excavation to Blast and Seismic Waves," Proceedings, 38th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, the American Rock Mechanics Association, Washington, D.C.[PDF]

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Parra, J.O., P.C.-Xu, and Hackert, C.L., 2007, "A borehole model derived algorithm for estimating Qp logs from full waveform sonic," Geophysics, vol. 72, E107-E117.

Parra, J.O., Hackert, C.L., and P.C-Xu, 2006, "Attenuation analysis of acoustic waveforms in a borehole intercepted by a sand-shale sequence reservoir," The Leading Edge, 25, 186-193.

Parra, J.O., Hackert, C.L. and Bennett, M., 2006, "Permeability and porosity images based on P-wave surface seismic data: Application to a south Florida aquifer," Water Resources Research, 42, W02415,doi:10.1029/2005WR004114.

Parra, J.O., and Hackert, 2006, "Modeling and interpretation of Q logs in carbonate rock using a double porosity model and well logs," Journal of Applied Geophysics, 58, 253-262.

Parra, J.O., Hackert, C.L., Bennett, M., Jervis, M. and Collier, H., 2005, "An integrated approach based on NMR/acoustic techniques to map permeability in carbonate aquifers: from the pore to field scales", in D.K. Butler, ed., Near-Surface Geophysics, SEG, Investigation in Geophysics Series No 13, 473-489.

Hackert, C.L., and Parra, J.O., 2004 "Improving Q estimates from seismic reflection data using well-log-based localized spectral correction." Geophysics, vol. 69, 1521-1529.

Parra, J. O., Hackert, C. L., Bennett, M., and Collier, H. A., 2003 "High-resolution acoustic and seismic investigation of carbonate rock properties," in SPWLA 44th Annual Logging Symposium Transactions, paper NN. Poster presentation at 44th Annual SPWLA Symposium, June 23-25, 2003, Galveston, TX.

Parra, J. O., Hackert C.L. , Bennett, B., and Collier, H.A., 2003, "Permeability and porosity images based on NMR, sonic and seismic reflectivity: application to a carbonate aquifer." The Leading Edge, 22 , 1102-1108.

Parra, J.O., Hackert, C.L.,and Pride, S.,2005,"A double-porosity poroelastic model to relate P-wave attenuation to fluid flow in vuggy carbonate rock,in O. Stephansson, Hudson, J, and Jing, L., eds., Coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Processes in Geo-Systems, 2, Elsevier, 483-488.

Hackert, C. L., and Parra, J. O. 2003, "Estimating scattering attenuation from vugs or karsts," Geophysics, 68 , 1182-1188.

Xu, P.-C. and Parra, J.O., 2003, "Effects of single vertical fluid filled fractures on full waveform dipole sonic logs," Geophysics, 68, 487-496.

Hackert, C.L. and Parra, J.O. 2002, "Simulating NMR magnetization diffusion in a real carbonate pore system," Petrophysics, 43, 425-433.

Parra, J.O. , Hackert, C.L., and Xu,P.-C. 2002, "Characterization of fractured low Q zones at the Buena Vista Hills reservoir, California," Geophysics, 67, 1061-1070.

Ababou, R., Parra, J.O., Hackert, C.L., Sablik, M.J., and Zook, B.J. 2002, " Seismic waves in randomly heterogeneous media: multiple scattering dispersion and attenuation," Proceedings of the second Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Auriault et al. (eds.), Poromechanics II, 599-605, Grenoble, France, August 2002, Balkema, Lisse, The Netherlands.

Parra, J.O., and Hackert, C.L, 2002 "Dynamic fluid pressure in vuggy carbonate rock," Proceedings of the second Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Auriault et al. (eds.), Poromechanics II, 739-744, Grenoble, France, August 2002, Balkema, Lisse, The Netherlands.

Parra, J.O., and Hackert, 2002, "Wave attenuation attributes as flow unit indicators", The Leading Edge, (2002): 564-572.

Parra, J.O., Hackert, C.L., Gorody, A. W., and Korneev, 2002, "Detection of guided waves between gas wells for reservoir characterization," Geophysics, 67, 38-49.

Hackert, C.L., and Parra, J.O, 2002, VSP attributes: interval velocity and amplitude," The Leading Edge, 21 pp. 52ff.

Parra, J.O., Hackert, C.L., Collier, H.A., and Bennett, M., 2001, "NMR and acoustic signatures in vuggy carbonate aquifers," Transactions of the Society of Petroleum and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA) 42nd Annual Logging Symposium, Houston, Texas.

Parra, J.O., and Zook., B.J., 2001, "Stochastic wave field solution of the 2D elastic wave equation based on random Fourier-Stieltjes increments," Journal of applied geophysics, Vol. 48, pp. 43-63.

Parra, J.O., and Hackert, C.L., 2001, "A poroelastic model with azimuthal anisotropy to analyze flow unit responses at the Siberia Ridge Field, Greater Green River Basin," Petrophysics, Vol. 42, pp. 93-106.

Hackert, C.L., Parra, J.O., Brown, L.B., and Collier, H.A., 2001, "Characterization of dispersion, attenuation, and anisotropy at the Buena Vista Hills Field, California," Geophysics, Vol. 66, No. 1, pp. 90-96.

Parra, J.O., 2000, "Poroelastic model to relate seismic wave attenuation and dispersion to permeability anisotropy," Geophysics, Vol. 65, pp. 202-210.

Hackert, C.L., and Parra, J.O., 2000, "Analysis of multiscale scattering and poroelastic attenuation in a real sedimentary rock sequence," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 107, pp. 3028-3034.

Parra, J.O., and Collier, H.A., 2000, "Characterization of fractures using petrophysics and 2D seismic in the Twin Creek Reservoir, Lodgepole Field, Utah-Wyoming Overthrust Belt," Petrophysics, Vol. 41, pp. 351-362.

Parra, J.O., Hackert, C.L., and Gorody, A.W., 1999, "Guided seismic waves for gas reservoir characterization: proof of concept," Gas Tips, pp. 7-12.

Parra, J.O., Hackert, C.L., Ababou, R., and Sablik M.J., 1999, "Dispersion and attenuation of acoustic waves in randomly heterogeneous media," J. Appl. Geophys., Vol. 42, pp. 99-115.

Parra, J.O., Ababou, R., Sablik, M.J., and Hackert, C.L., 1999, "A stochastic wavefield solution of the acoustic wave equation based on the random Fourier-Stieltjes increments," J. Appl. Geophys., Vol. 42, pp. 81-97.

Parra, J.O., Collier, H.A., and Angstman, B.G., 1999, "Feasibility of detecting seismic waves between wells at the fractured Twin Creek Reservoir, Utah-Wyoming Overthrust Belt," in Reservoir Characterization - Recent Advances, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Memoir, R.A. Shatzinger, J. Jordan, eds., Vol. 71, pp. 251-262.

Gorody, A.W., and Parra, J.O., 1999, "Continuity logging for mapping low velocity geological markers," Gas Tips, Vol. 5, pp. 4-12.

Parra, J.O., Price, V., Addington, C., Zook, B.J., and Cumbest, R., 1998, "Interwell seismic imaging at the Savannah River Site," Geophysics, Vol. 63, No. 6, 1858-1865.

Parra, J.O., 1998, "Dispersion of acoustic waves in poroelastic media with azimuthal anisotropy," in Poromechanics: A Tribute to Maurice A. Biot, J.-F. Thimus et al., eds., Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, Blakema, Rotterdam.

Parra, J.O., Zook, B.J., Xu, P. and Brown, R.L., 1998, "Transmission and detection of guided seismic waves in attenuating media," Geophysics, Vol. 63, No. 4, pp. 1190-1199.

Parra, J.O., Zook, B.J., and Collier, H.A., 1998, "The utilization of interwell seismic logging for formation continuity at the Gypsy Test Site, Oklahoma," The Log Analyst, March-April, pp. 16-25.

Parra, J.O., 1997, "The transversely isotropic poroelastic wave equation including the Biot and the squirt mechanisms: theory and application," Geophysics, Vol. 62, No. 1, pp. 309-318.

Parra, J.O., 1997, "The Hunt for Hydrocarbons," Technology Today, Vol. 18, No. 2.

Parra, J.O., and Collier, H.A., 1997, "Petrophysical properties and geology of selected intervals in the Frio Formation, Stratton Field, for modeling interwell seismic responses," Transactions of the Society of Professional Well Log Analysts, 38th Annual Symposium, Houston, Texas.

Parra, J.O., Myer, L., Nihei, K., Korneev, V., and Gorody, A., 1997, "Guided Seismic Waves for Reservoir Characterization," Gas Tips, Vol. 3, No. 3.

Parra, J.O., 1996, "Guided seismic waves in layered poroviscoelastic media for continuity logging applications," Geophysical Prospecting, Vol. 44, pp. 403-425.

Parra, J.O., Zook, B.J., and Collier, H.A., 1996, "Interwell seismic logging for formation continuity at the Gypsy Test Site, Oklahoma," J. Appl. Geophys., Vol. 35, pp. 45-62.

Parra, J.O., 1995, "A feasibility study of high-resolution reverse VSP and interwell seismic methods for hydrocarbon reservoir characterization," The Log Analyst, March-April, pp. 64-80.

Parra, J.O., 1994, "Dispersion and attenuation of acoustic guided waves in layered fluid-filled porous media," The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 95, pp. 91-98.

Parra, J.O., Sturdivant, V. R., and Xu, P.-C., 1993, "Interwell seismic transmission and reflection through a dipping low-velocity layer," The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 93, pp. 1954-1989.

Owen, T.E., and Parra, J.O., 1993, "Comparison of high-resolution wax-embedded and pneumatically coupled borehole seismic detectors," Geophysics, Vol. 58, pp. 141-153.

Parra, J.O., 1991, "Analysis of seismic wave propagation in stratified fluid-filled porous media for interwell logging applications," The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 90, pp. 2557-2575.

Parra, J.O., 1990, "Synthetically focused resistivity for detecting deep targets," SEG Geotechnical and Environmental Geophysics, Vol. 3, Geotechnical.

Parra, J.O., 1988, "Model studies of electrical leak detection surveys in geomembrane-lined impoundments," Geophysics, Vol. 53, No. 11, pp. 1453-1458.

Parra, J.O., 1988, "Electrical response of a leak in a geomembrane liner," Geophysics, Vol. 53, No. 11, pp. 1445-1452.

Parra, J.O., 1986, "Hole-to-hole resistivity signatures of cylindrical cavities: dipole-dipole electrode array," Geophysics, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 788-799.

Parra, J.O., 1984, "Effects of pipelines on spectral inducted-polarization surveys," Geophysics, Vol. 49, No. 11, pp. 1979-1992.

Patents

"Method and Apparatus for Detecting Resistivity Subsurface Anomalies," J.O. Parra, T.E. Owen and B.M. Duff, U.S. Patent #4,835,474; 1989.

"Reversible Rigid Coupling Apparatus and Method for Borehole Seismic Transducers," T.E. Owen, and J.O Parra, U.S. Patent #5,080,190; 1992.

"Method for Predicting Continuos and Discontinuous Waveguide Targets using Interwell Seismic Signature Characteristics," J.O. Parra U.S. Patent # 6,147,929; 2000.

"Method for Detecting, Locating, and Characterizing Single and Multiple Fluid-Filled Fractures in Fractured Formations," J.O Parra, and P.-C. Xu. U.S. Patent # H2116 H.

Conference Proceedings

Parra, J.O, Hackert,C.L., and Xu, P.-C., "Attenuation analysis and modeling of acoustic waveforms in borehole intercepted by a sand shale sequence." Presented at 75th Annual International Mtg., Society of Exploration Geophysicists, November 6-11, 2005, Houston, TX; published in SEG 75th Meeting Expanded Abstracts, paper BG 1.1.

Korneev, V., Parra, J., and Bakulin, A.,"Tube-wave Effects in Cross-Well Seismic Data at Stratton Gas Field." Presented at 75th Annual International Mtg., Society of Exploration Geophysicists, November 6-11, 2005, Houston, TX; published in SEG 75th Meeting Expanded Abstracts, paper BG 1.4.

Parra, J.O., Hacker, C. L., and Xu, P. C., 2004 "Q logs for lithology and pore structure discrimination." Presented at Seventy-Four Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, October 10-15, Denver, CO; published in SEG 74th Meeting Expanded Abstract, 1754.

Kazatchenco, E., Markov, M., Mousotov, A, and Parra, J.O., 2004 "Application of petrophysical inversion of well logs for pore-system characterization of South Florida Aquifer." Presented at Seventy-Four Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, October 10-15, Denver, CO; published in SEG 74th Meeting.

Parra, J. O., and Hackert, C. L. 2003, "High resolution P-wave surface seismic profiling to delineate flow units in carbonate aquifers of South Florida: a feasibility study." Presented at 73rd Annual International Mtg., Society of Exploration Geophysicists, October 26-30, 2003, Dallas, TX; published in SEG 73rd Meeting Expanded Abstracts, paper RCT.

Parra, J.O., Hackert, C.L., Green, R., and Pride, S. 2003, "A double-porosity poroelastic model to relate P-wave attenuation to fluid flow in vuggy carbonate rock." Presented at GeoProc International conference on Coupled T-H-M-C process in Geo-systems, Stockholm, Sweden, 13-15 October; Published in the Conference Proceedings by the Royal Institute of Technology, editors, O. Stephason, J. Hudson, and L. Jing, (2003): 481-486.

Parra, J.O., and C Hackert, C.L. 2002, "Permeability and porosity images based on crosswell reflection seismic measurements of a vuggy carbonate aquifer at the Hillsboro site, South Florida," 72nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 6-11, 2002, Expanded Abstracts, VCD P1.2.

Parra, J.O., Hackert, C.L., P.- C. Xu, and H.A. Collier, 2001, "Acoustic and CT images to characterize vuggy carbonates in aquifers of South Florida," Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) International Exposition and Seventy-First Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, pp. 486-490, September 9-14, 2001.

Brown, R.L.,  J.O. Parra, and P.-C. Xu, 2001,"Seismic attenuation and flow properties in fractured reservoirs," Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) International Exposition and Seventy-First Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, pp.1678-1681, September 9-14, 2001.

Hackert, C.L. and J.O. Parra, 2001, "Frequency-dependent elastic wave propagation in dry and saturated vuggy carbonate cores," Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) International Exposition and Seventy-First Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, pp.1792-1793, September 9-14, 2001.

Parra, J.O., Hackert, C.L., and P.-C., Xu, 2000, "A model to relate P-wave attenuation to fluid flow in fractured tight gas sands," Expanded Abstracts, 70th Ann. Mtg. and Int. Exp., Soc. Expl. Geophys.

Hackert, C.L., and Parra, J.O., 2000, "Relating VSP with well logs in the Greater Green River Basin: amplitude and interval velocity," Expanded Abstracts, 70th Ann. Mtg. and Int. Exp., Soc. Expl. Geophys.

Xu, P.-C. and Parra, J.O., 1999, "Effects of a vertical fluid-filled fracture on borehole dipole logs," 69th Annual Meeting, Soc. Expl. Geophys., November 1-4, Houston, TX.

Parra, J.O., Hackert, C.L., Brown, R.L., and Collier, H.A., 1999 "An approach to predict elastic scattering and intrinsic attenuation in turbidites at the Buena Vista Hills field, California," poster presented at the AAPG Annual Meeting, April 11-14, San Antonio, TX.

Hackert, C.L., and Parra, J.O., 1999, "Effective medium wave propagation in a stochastic earth with intrinsic attenuation," Poster presented at the 5th SIAM Conference on Geosciences, March 24-27, San Antonio, TX.

Parra, J.O., Hackert, C.L., Gorody, A.W., Howlett, D., and Melton, D., 1999, "Detection of guided waves between gas wells in Gulf Coast formations," poster presented at 69th Annual International Meeting, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, November 1-4, Houston, TX.

Parra, J.O., Gorody, A.W., Hackert, C.L., Howlett, D., and Melton, D., 1999, "Continuity logging experiments for reservoir characterization at the Stratton gas field, southeast Texas," poster presented at the 40th Annual SPWLA Conference, May 30-June 3, Oslo, Norway.

Hackert, C.L., Parra, J.O., and Xu, P.-C., 1998, "Simulation of full waveform dipole sonic logging in vertically fractured formations," presented at Oil Recovery from Naturally Fractured Reservoirs: Field Studies, Modeling, and Analytic Methods, a technology transfer workshop of the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council, October 16, Midland, TX.

Parra, J.O., Hackert, C.L., Brown, R.L., and Collier, H.A., 1998, "Estimation of components of elastic scattering and intrinsic attenuation via well control at the Buena Vista Hills Field," poster presented at the SEG 68th Annual Meeting, September 14-18, New Orleans, LA.

Xu, P.-C. and Parra, J.O., 1998, "A parametric study of synthetic dipole logging data in azimuthally anisotropic formations," Expanded Abstract, SEG International Exposition and 68th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, pp. 260-263.

Parra, J.O., 1998, "Characterization of azimuthal anisotropic formations using full wave synthetic borehole data," Proceedings of the GEOTRIAD Conference in Calgary, Alberta.

Xu, P.-C. and Parra, J.O., 1997, "Full wave synthetic borehole logging for formations with azimuthal anisotropy," Expanded Abstract, 67th Annual International Meeting: Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Parra, J.O., Collier, H.A., and Richards, T., 1997, "Seismic signatures of the fractured Twin Creek Reservoir, Utah-Wyoming Overthrust Belt," Expanded Abstract, 67th Annual International Meeting: Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Parra, J.O., Collier, H.A., and Angstman, B., 1997, "Seismic signatures of the fractured Twin Creek Reservoir in the Lodgepole Field, Utah-Wyoming Overthrust Belt," 4th International Reservoir Characterization Technical Conference Proceedings, Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, NIPER-Oklahoma and American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Parra, J.O. GRI Annual Project Review Meeting, 1997. [PPT, 7855 kb].

Parra, J.O., Zook, B.J., Addington, D., Cumbest, R.J. and Price, V., 1996, "Reverse VSP and crosswell seismic imaging at the Savannah River Site, South Carolina," 66th Annual International Meeting, Soc. Expl. Geophys., Expanded Abstract.

Parra, J.O., 1996, "Full waveform analysis for interwell seismic logging applications," Society of Professional Well Log Analysts Topical Conference, Petrophysics 3-D and Reservoir Characterization, Taos, NM.

Parra, J.O., 1996, "Status of the present interwell seismic logging technology for reservoir imaging (currently developed at SwRI)" seminar presented to engineers at Western Atlas Logging Services Company, Houston, TX.

Parra, J.O., and Zook, B.J., 1996, "Transmission and detection of guided seismic waves in attenuating media: model study," SEG Development and Production Forum, Vail, CO.

Parra, J.O., Zook, B.J., and Collier, H.A., 1995, "The utilization of guided seismic waves for formation continuity at the Gypsy Test Site in Oklahoma," 6th International Symposium on Borehole Geophysics, Santa Fe, NM.

Parra, J.O., and Zook, B.J., 1995, "Detectability of guided seismic waves in the presence of attenuation: model study," 65th Ann. Internat. Mtg. SEG, Expanded Abstracts.

Parra, J.O., 1994, "Seismic-guided waves for reservoir continuity at the Gypsy Test Site, Oklahoma," 64th Annual Meeting, Soc. Expl. Geophys., Expanded Abstract, Los Angeles, California.

Parra, J.O., Brown, R.L. and Seifert, D., 1994, "Reconciled surface and borehole measurements: A case history," 64th Annual Meeting, Soc. Expl. Geophys., Expanded Abstract, Los Angeles, California.

Parra, J.O., 1993, "Dispersion and attenuation of seismic guided waves in permeable media," 63rd Annual Meeting, Soc. Expl. Geophys., Expanded Abstract, Washington, DC.

Parra, J.O., 1992, "High-resolution reverse VSP and interwell seismic experiments at the Buckhorn Test Site in Illinois," 62nd Annual Meeting, Soc. Expl. Geophys., Expanded Abstracts, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Parra, J.O., 1992, "High-resolution interwell seismic experiments in sedimentary formations," ASCE, Engineering Mechanics Proceedings, Vol. 9, pp. 519-522.

Parra, J.O., 1991, "High-resolution seismic experiments using the cylindrical bender source," 61st Annual Meeting, Soc. Expl. Geophys., Expanded Abstract, Houston, Texas.

Owen, T.E., and Parra, J.O., 1991, "Wax-embedded borehole seismic detector for high-resolution measurements," 61st Annual Meeting, Soc. Expl. Geophys., Expanded Abstract, Houston, Texas.

Parra, J.O., Darilek, G.T., and Laine, D.L., 1989, "The electrical leak location method for geomembrane liners-development and applications," Industrial Fabrics Association International Geosynthetics '89 Conference, February 21-23, San Diego, California.

Parra, J.O., 1988, "Synthetic seismograms of S and P waves scattered from a cylindrical cavity," 58th Annual Meeting, Soc. Expl. Geophys., October 30-November 3, Anaheim, California.

Parra, J.O., O'Brien, J.T., and Owen, T.E., 1988, "Shear wave seismic reflection system for tunnel search and detection," Third Technical Symposium on Tunnel Detection, January 12-15, Golden, Colorado.

Parra, J.O. and Darilek, G.T., 1988, "The electrical leak location method for geomembrane liners," presented at the EPA14th Annual Research Symposium on Land Disposal, Remedial Action, Incineration and Treatment of Hazardous Waste, May 10.

Parra, J.O. and Darilek, G.T., 1988, "The electrical leak location method for geomembrane liners," United States Environmental Protection Agency-Project Summary.

Parra, J.O., 1986, "A synthetically focused resistivity method for detecting deep cavities," presented at the 56th Annual Meeting, Soc. Expl. Geophys., Nov. 2-6, Houston, Texas.

Parra, J.O., Laine, D.L., and Owen, T.E., 1986, "Application of an automatic earth resistivity system for detecting ground water migration under a municipal landfill," presented at the National Water Well Association Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

Parra, J.O., 1984, "Hole-to-hole resistivity tunnel signatures by mathematical modeling," Symposium on Tunnel Detection sponsored by the U.S. Army Belvoir Research and Development Center and the Colorado School of Mines, September 26-28, Golden, Colorado.

Parra, J.O., 1983, "Effects of pipelines on induced polarization and complex resistivity surveys," 53rd Annual Meeting, Soc. Expl. Geophys., September 11-15, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

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environmental analysis

 

 
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