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Gary Mavko

Gary  Mavko
Title:Professor (Research)
Primary Affiliation:Department of Geophysics
Office Location:Mitchell Bldg  313
Research Group:SRB Project
Phone:650-723-9438
Fax:650-723-1188
E-mail:mavko@stanford.edu

Research

I work to discover and understand the relationship between geophysical measurements and the rock and fluid properties that they sample in the Earth. My students and I have begun to understand the impact of rock type, porosity, pore fluids, temperature, and stress on seismic wave propagation and electromagnetic response. We are also working to quantify the links between geophysical measurements and the sedimentary and diagenetic processes that determine rock mineralogy and texture. Ultimately, this work allows us to better infer, from geophysical images, the composition and physical conditions at depth.

Teaching

I teach courses for graduate and undergraduate students on rock physics--the study of the physical properties of rocks and how they can be detected and mapped using seismic and electrical methods. This includes theory, laboratory measurements, and field data analysis. I also lead seminars in which students present and critique their ongoing research in rock physics.

Professional Activities

Associate chair, Department of Geophysics (2006-2008); distinguished lecturer, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (2006); honorary membership, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (2001); nominated for Reginald Fessenden Award, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (2000); School of Earth Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award (2000)

Education

  • 1977 | Ph.D. Geophysics Stanford University
  • 1974 | M.S. Geophysics Stanford University
  • 1972 | B.S. Engineering Physics with distinction Cornell University

Professional Experience

  • 1998 - Present |Professor (Research) of Geophysics Stanford University
  • 1993 - 1998 | Associate Professor (Research) of Geophysics Stanford University
  • 1989 - 1993 | Acting Associate Professor of Geophysics Stanford University
  • 1984 - 1989 | Vice President of Research and Development; Senior Research Geophysicist Entropic Geophysical, Cupertino
  • 1978 - 1984 | Geophysicist/Project Chief U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park
  • 1977 - 1978 | Postdoctoral Fellow/Lecturer Geophysics, Stanford University
  • 1974 - 1976 | U.S. Air Force Project Officer/Physicist

Honors & Awards

  • 2006 - Present | Distinguished Lecturer, Soc. of Exploration Geophysicists
  • 2001 | Honorary Membership Award, Society of Exporation Geophysicists.
  • 2000 | Nominated for the Reginald Fessenden Award of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists
  • 2000 | School of Earth Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 1998 | Honorable Mention for the best paper in Geophyiscs
  • 1996 | Outstanding Contribution SEG 65th Annual Meeting
  • 1991 | Honorable Mention for SEG Best Poster Award
  • 1978 | National Research Council Research Associate-ship, U.S. Geological Survey
  • 1977 | National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1972 | National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
  • 1972 | First in class, Engineering Physics, Cornell University
  • 1971 | Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi honorary fraternities

University Service

  • 2006 - 2008 | Associate Chair, Geophysics
  • 2005 | Bldg. Space Coordinator, Earth Sciences
  • 2002 - 2005 | University Research Administration Steering Committee
  • 1997 - 2001 | Stanford University Committee on Research
  • 1997 - Present | Freshman/Sophomore advisor
  • 1990 - Present | Co-Director, Stanford Rock Physics and Borehole Geophysics Project

Professional Activities

  • 2005 - Present | Member, American Assoc. Petroleum Geologists
  • 2004 - Present | Member, International Advisory Board, University of Bergen, Norway
  • 2000 - 2001 | Invited Instructor, BP, Shell, Norsk Hydro
  • 1999 | Invited Instructor, Royal-Dutch Shell, Schlumberger
  • 1998 - 1999 | DOE Review Panel
  • 1996 - Present | Instructor, SEG Continuing Education Program
  • 1994 - Present | Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • 1991 - Present | Member, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers
  • 1972 - Present | Member, American Geophysical Union, Society of Exploration Geophysics

Courses Taught

  • 2012 (Spring) | GP 385V Poroelasticity [Enrolled 10]
  • 2012 (Winter) | GP 385V Poroelasticity [Enrolled 9]
  • 2011 (Fall) | GP262 Rock Physics [Enrolled 31]
  • 2011 (Fall) | GP 385V Poroelasticity [Enrolled 6]
  • 2010 (Winter) | GP 385 Poroelasticity [Enrolled 13]
  • 2009 (Fall) | GP 385 Poroelasticity [Enrolled 14]
  • 2009 (Summer) | GP 385 Poroelasticity [Enrolled 10]
  • 2009 (Spring) | GP 385 Poroelasticity [Enrolled 14]
  • 2009 (Winter) | GP 385 Poroelasticity [Enrolled 12]
  • 2008 (Winter) | 385 Porelasticity [Enrolled 10]
  • 2008 (Spring) | GP 385 Poroelasticity [Enrolled 12]
  • 2008 (Summer) | GP 385 Poroelasticity [Enrolled 10]
  • 2008 (Fall) | GP 385 Poroelasticity [Enrolled 10]
  • 2008 (Fall) | GP262 Rock Physics [Enrolled 17]
  • 2007 (Winter) | 385 Porelasticity [Enrolled 10]
  • 2007 (Fall) | GP262 Rock Physics [Enrolled 18]
  • 2007 (Summer) | 385 Poroelasticity [Enrolled 10]
  • 2006 (Fall) | 385 Poroelasticity [Enrolled 10]
  • 2006 (Winter) | 385 Poroelasticity [Enrolled 10]
  • 2006 (Fall) | 385 Poroelasticity [Enrolled 10]
  • 2006 (Fall) | GP262 Rock Physics [Enrolled 16]
  • 2005 (Fall) | GP385V Poroelasticisty [Enrolled 2]
  • 2005 (Winter) | 385 Poroelasticity [Enrolled 4]
  • 2005 (Winter) | GP 400 Research in Geophysics [Enrolled 6]
  • 2005 (Spring) | 385 Poroelasticity [Enrolled 10]
  • 2005 (Winter) | GP 802 TGR [Enrolled 2]
  • 2004 (Fall) | GP400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2004 (Winter) | GP802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2004 (Fall) | GP 802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2004 (Fall) | GP385V Poroelasticity [Enrolled 2]
  • 2004 (Fall) | GP385D Topics in crustal fluids (with Amos Nur) [Enrolled 1]
  • 2004 (Winter) | GP801 TGR Project [Enrolled 1]
  • 2004 (Fall) | GP400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2004 (Spring) | GP262 Rock Physics [Enrolled 12]
  • 2003 (Spring) | GP400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 7]
  • 2003 (Fall) | GP400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2003 (Summer) | GP255 RPT on Energy Industry Training [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 (Fall) | GP802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 (Fall) | GP385V Poroelasticity [Enrolled 4]
  • 2003 (Winter) | GP400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 6]
  • 2003 (Summer) | GP802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 (Summer) | GP400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2003 (Spring) | GP262 Rock Physics [Enrolled 8]
  • 2003 (Winter) | GP385V Poroelasticity [Enrolled 8]
  • 2003 (Spring) | GP399 Teaching experience in geophysics [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 (Spring) | GP385V Poroelasticity [Enrolled 5]
  • 2003 (Fall) | GP802 TGR Dissertation [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 (Winter) | GP385V Poroelasticity [Enrolled 8]
  • 2003 (Winter) | GP400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 6]
  • 2003 (Fall) | GP385D Topics in Crustal Fluids (with Amos Nur) [Enrolled 3]
  • 2003 (Fall) | GP385V Peroelasticity [Enrolled 4]
  • 2003 (Fall) | GP400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2003 (Spring) | GP262 Rock Physics [Enrolled 8]
  • 2003 (Spring) | GP385V Poroelasticity [Enrolled 5]
  • 2003 (Spring) | GP399 Teaching Experience in Geophysics [Enrolled 1]
  • 2003 (Spring) | GP400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 7]
  • 2002 | GP262 Rock Physics [Enrolled 15]
  • 2002 | GP385D Topics in Crustal Fluids (with Nur) [Enrolled 3]
  • 2002 | GP385V Poroelasticity [Enrolled 6]
  • 2002 | GP400 Geophysics Research [Enrolled 23]
  • 2001 | GP385 Tectonophysics (with Nur) [Enrolled 1]
  • 2001 | GP385 Poroelasticity (with Nur) [Enrolled 1]
  • 2001 | GP400 Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2001 | GP262 Rock Physics [Enrolled 0]
  • 2001 | GP400 Research [Enrolled 6]
  • 2001 | GP400 Research [Enrolled 4]
  • 2001 | GP385 Poroelasticity [Enrolled 2]
  • 2001 | GP400 Research [Enrolled 2]
  • 2001 | GP262 Rock Physics [Enrolled 9]
  • 2001 | GP399 Teaching Experience [Enrolled 2]
  • 2000 | GP380 Exploration Geophysics [Enrolled 6]
  • 2000 | GP185 Poroelasticity (with Nur) [Enrolled 1]
  • 2000 | GP255 Energy Industrial Training [Enrolled 1]
  • 2000 | GP262 Rock Physics [Enrolled 15]
  • 2000 | GP385 Tectonophysics (with Nur) [Enrolled 4]
  • 2000 | GP385 Poroelasticity (with Nur) [Enrolled 1]
  • 2000 | GP400 Research [Enrolled 16]
  • 1999 | GP400 Research [Enrolled 17]
  • 1999 | GP385 Poroelasticity (with Nur) [Enrolled 3]
  • 1999 | GP385 Tectonophysics (with Nur) [Enrolled 2]
  • 1999 | GP262 Rock Physics [Enrolled 15]

Publications

  • 2010 * | Mavko, G., and Vanorio, T., 2010, The influence of pore fluids and frequency on apparent effective stress behavior of seismic velocities, Geophysics, 75, N1.
  • 2009 | Gomez, C., Mukerji, T., and Mavko, G., 2009, Seismic inversion using low-frequency seismic impedance trend computed from CSEM data, SEG Expanded Abstracts, 28, 2412.
  • 2009 | Bandyopadhyay, K., Dvorkin, J., and Mavko, G., 2009, Attenuation and attenuation anisotropy in laminated rocks, SEG Expanded Abstracts, 28, 2065.
  • 2009 | Vanorio, T., and Mavko, G., 2009, How micrite content affects the transport, seismic, and reactive properties of carbonate rocks. Implications for 4D seismic, SEG Expanded Abstracts, 28, 2030.
  • 2009 | Dutta, T., Mavko, G., and Mukerji, T., 2009, Improved granular medium model for unconsolidated sands using coordination number, porosity, and pressure relations, SEG Expanded Abstracts, 28, 1980.
  • 2009 | Sain, R., Mavko, G., and Mukerji, 2009, Effect of diagenesis on elastic and transport properties using computational rock physics in realistic pore microstructure, SEG Expanded Abstracts, 28, 2105.
  • 2009 | Dejtrakulwong, P., Mukerji T., and Mavko, G., 2009, Investigating Thomas-Stieber model for property estimation of thin-bedded shaly-sand reservoirs, SEG Expanded Abstracts, 28, 1965.
  • 2009 | Gomez, C., Scotellaro, C., Vanorio, T,, Dvorkin, G., and Mavko, G., 2009, Effective medium modeling of laboratory velocity and resistivity data on carbonates from the Apulia Platform, Italy, SEG Expanded Abstracts, 28, 2020.
  • 2009 * | Mukerji, T., Mavko, G., and Gomez, C., 2009, Cross-property rock physics relations for estimating low-frequency seismic impedance trends from electromagnetic resistivity data, The Leading Edge, 28, 94.
  • 2009 * | Ahmadov, R., Vanorio, T., and Mavko, G., 2009, Confocal laser scanning and atomic-force microscopy in estimation of elastic properties of the organic-rich Bazhenov Formation, The Leading Edge, 28, 19.
  • 2009 * | Dutta, T., Mavko, G., Mukerji, T., and Lane, T., 2009, Compaction trends for shale and clean sandstone in shallow sediments, Gulf of Mexico, The Leading Edge, 28, 590.
  • 2009 * | Vanorio, T., Mavko, G., Vialle, S., and Spratt, K., 2010, The rock physics basis for 4D seismic monitoring of CO2 fate: Are we there yet?, The Leading Edge, 29, 156.
  • 2009 * | Mavko, G., and Bandyopadhyay, K., 2009, Approximate fluid substitution for vertical velocities in weakly anisotropic VTI rocks, Geophysics, 74, D1.
  • 2009 * | Avseth, P., Jorstad, A., Winjgaarden A-J., and Mavko, G., 2009, Rock physics estimation of cement volume, sorting, and net-to-gross in North Sea sandstones, The Leading Edge, 28, 98.
  • 2008 * | Mukerji, T., and Mavko, G., 2008, The flaw of averages and the pit(Fall) |s of ignoring variability in attribute interpretations, The Leading Edge, 27, 382.
  • 2008 * | Wolf., K., Vanorio, T., and Mavko, G., 2008, Measuring and monitoring heavy-oil reservoir properties, The Leading Edge, 27, 1138.
  • 2008 * | Vanorio, T., Mukerji, T., and Mavko, G., 2008, Emerging methodologies to characterize the rock physics properties of organic-rich shales, The Leading Edge, 27, 780.
  • 2008 * | Gomez, C., Dvorkin, J., and Mavko, G., 2008, Estimating the hydrocarbon volume from elastic and resistivity data: A concept, The Leading Edge, 27, 710.
  • 2008 * | Vanorio, T., Scotellaro, C., and Mavko, G., 2008, The effect of chemical and physical processes on the acoustic properties of carbonate rocks, The Leading Edge, 27, 1040.
  • 2008 | Mukerji, T., Mavko, G., and Gomez, C., 2008, Estimating low frequency seismic impedance from CSEM resistivity using cross-property rock physics, relations, SEG Expanded Abstracts, 27, 1769.
  • 2008 | Bandyopadhyay, K., and Mavko, G., 2008, Approximate fluid substitution in weakly anisotropic VTI rocks, SEG Expanded Abstracts, 27, 1749.
  • 2008 | Bandyopadhyay, K., Vanorio, T., Mavko, G., Wenk, H-R., and Voltolini, M., 2008, Elastic anisotropy of clay, SEG Expanded Abstracts, 27, 1835.
  • 2008 | Sain, R., Mukerji, T., and Mavko, G., 2008, Granular dynamics simulation for estimating elastic properties of loose unconsolidated frictional packs, SEG Expanded Abstracts, 27, 1825.
  • 2008 | Richa, Mukerji, T., Mavko, G., and Shell Exploration, 2008, Analyzing thresholds for 3D reconstruction of rock from CT-scan images, SEG Expanded Abstracts, 27, 1820.
  • 2008 | Vanorio, T., Mukerji T., and Mavko, G., 2008, Elastic anisotropy, maturity, and maceral microstructure in organic-rich shales, SEG Expanded Abstracts, 27, 1635.
  • 2008 | Dutta, T., Mukerji, T., and Mavko, G., 2008, How does carbonate cementation in sandstones affect seismic response, SEG Expanded Abstracts, 27, 1675.
  • 2008 | Scotellaro, C., and Mavko, G., 2008, Factors affecting the sensitivity of the elastic properties to pressure on carbonate rocks, SEG Expanded Abstracts, 27, 1665.
  • 2007 * | Zimmer, M. A. , M. Prasad, G. Mavko, and A. Nur, 2007, Seismic velocities of unconsolidated sands: Part 1 — Pressure trends from 0.1 to 20 MPa: Geophysics, 72 , no.2, E1-E13
  • 2007 * | Zimmer, M. A. , M. Prasad, G. Mavko, and A. Nur, 2007, Seismic velocities of unconsolidated sands: Part 2 — Influence of sorting- and compaction-induced porosity variation: Geophysics, 72 , no.1, E15-E25.
  • 2007 * | Japsen, P. , T. Mukerji , and G. Mavko, 2007, Constraints on velocity-depth trends from rock physics models : Geophysical Prospecting, 55 , no.2, 135-154.
  • 2007 * | Tsuneyama, F. , and G. Mavko, 2007, Quantitative detection of fluid distribution using time-lapse seismic : Geophysical Prospecting, 55 , no.2, 169-184.
  • 2007 * | Sava, D., and Mavko, G., 2007, Rock physics-based integration of geologic and geophysical data for fracture characterization, The Leading Edge, 26, 1140.
  • 2007 * | Dutta, T., Mukerji T., and Mavko, G., 2007, Rock physics modeling constrained by sequence stratigraphy, The Leading Edge, 26, 870.
  • 2007 * | Spikes, K., Mukerji, T., Dvorkin, J., and Mavko, G., 2007, Probabilistic seismic inversion based on rock physics models, Geophysics, 72, R87.
  • 2007 * | Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., and Gurevich, B., 2007, Fluid substitution in shaley sediment using effective porosity, Geophysics, 72, O1.
  • 2007 | Scotellaro, C., Vanorio, T., and Mavko, G., 2007, The effect of mineral composition and pressure on carbonate rocks, SEG Expanded Abstracts, 26, 1684.
  • 2007 | Scotellaro, C., Vanorio, T., and Mavko, G., 2007, To fluid-substitute or not to fluid-substitute: How pore shape and chemical processes affect Gassmann’s predictability, SEG Expanded Abstracts, 26, 1584.
  • 2007 | Wolf, K. and Mavko, G., 2007, PSEI modeling of bitumen sand – implications for reservoir characterization and monitoring, SEG Expanded Abstracts, 26, 1480.
  • 2007 | Dutta, T., Mukerji, T., and Mavko, G., 2007, Quantifying spatial trend of sediment parameters in channelized turbidite, West Africa, SEG Expanded Abstracts, 26, 1674.
  • 2007 | Sain, R., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G., and Keehm, Y., 2007, Evolution of elastic properties and fabric tensor in a deposition model using granular dynamics simulation, SEG Expanded Abstracts, 26, 1669.
  • 2006 * | Dvorkin, J. P. and Mavko, G., 2006, Modeling attenuation in reservoir and nonreservoir rock: The Leading Edge, 25, no. 3, 194-197.
  • 2006 * | Vega, S., Mavko, G., Nur, A., and Prasad, M., 2006, Detection of stress-induced velocity anisotropy in unconsolidated sands, The Leading Edge, 25, 3, 252-256.
  • 2006 * | Hacikoylu, P., Dvorkin, J., and Mavko, G., 2006, Resistivity-velocity transforms revisited , The Leading Edge, 25, 8, 1006-1009.
  • 2006 * | Wempe, W., and Mavko, G., 2006, A new method for constraining total porosity; the new total porosity-electrical resistivity upper bound, The Leading Edge, 25, 6, 714-719.
  • 2006 * | Cordon, I. , J. Dvorkin, and G. Mavko, 2006, Seismic reflections of gas hydrate from perturbational forward modeling: Geophysics, 71 , no.6, F165-171. 2006 Hacikoylu, P. , J. Dvorkin, and G. Mavko, 2006 , Link between Elelctrical Resistivity and Seismic Velocity : 68th Meeting, EAGE, Expanded Abstracts , F014.
  • 2006 | Wolf, K., T. Mukerji, and G. Mavko, 2006, Attenuation and velocity dispersion modeling of bitumen saturated sand: 76th Annual International Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstracts , 1993-1997.
  • 2006 | Avseth, P., A. van Wijngaarden, G. Mavko, and T.A. Johansen, 2006, Combined porosity, saturation, and net-to-gross estimation from rock physics templates: 76th Annual International Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstracts , 1856-1860.
  • 2006 | Hacikoylu, P., J. Dvorkin, and G. Mavko, 2006, Elastic and petrophysical bounds for unconsolidated sediments: 76th Annual International Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstracts , 1762-1766.
  • 2006 | Richa, R., T. Mukerji, G. Mavko, and Y. Keehm, 2006, Image analysis and pattern recognition for porosity estimation from thin sections: 76th Annual International Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstracts , 1968-1972
  • 2006 | Dutta, T., T. Mukerji, G. Mavko, and P. Avseth, 2006, Reservoir-quality prediction by integrating sequence stratigraphy and rock physics: 76th Annual International Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstracts , 1811-1815.
  • 2006 | Gonzalez, E.F., G. Mavko, and T. Mukerji, 2006, Rock physics and multiple-point geostatistics for seismic inversion: 76th Annual International Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstracts , 2047-2051.
  • 2006 | Spikes, K.T., J. Dvorkin, and G. Mavko, 2006, Rock-physics model-based seismic inversion: 76th Annual International Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstracts , 1645-1649.
  • 2006 | Vanorio, T., and G. Mavko, 2006, Vp/Vs ratio in gas-pressured saturated sandstones: 76th Annual International Meeting, SEG, Expanded Abstracts , 1545-1549
  • 2006 | Avseth, P. A. , A. J. van Wijngaarden, T. A. Johansen, and G. Mavko, 2006 , Seismic Fluid Prediction in Heterogeneous Reservoirs : 68th Meeting, EAGE, Expanded Abstracts , P127.
  • 2005 * | Avseth, P., Mukerji, T., and Mavko, G., Quantitative seismic interpretation, Cambridge University Press. A Book.
  • 2005 * | Tsuneyama, F. and Mavko, G., 2005, Velocity anisotropy estimation for brine-saturated sandstone and shale: The Leading Edge, 24, no. 09, 882-888.
  • 2005 | Dvorkin, J. and Mavko, G., 2005, P-Wave Attenuation in Reservoir and Non-Reservoir Rock, 67th Mtg.: Eur. Assn. Geosci. Eng., H033.
  • 2005 | Dorn-Lopez, D., Sorensen, A., Mavko, G., Fabricius, I.L. and Hedegaard, K., 2005, Modeling Seismic Response of Danish Chalk Reservoirs to Changes Induced by Production, 67th Mtg.: Eur. Assn. Geosci. Eng., H031.
  • 2005 | Japsen, P., Mavko, G., Gommesen, L., Jacobsen, F., Vejbaek, O., Rasmussen, R. and Schiott, C.R., 2005, Chalk Background Velocity ñ Influence of Effective Stress and Texture, 67th Mtg.: Eur. Assn. Geosci. Eng., H027.
  • 2005 | Avseth, P., van Wijngaarden, A.- J., Flesche, H., Fristad, T., Rykkje, J. and Mavko, G., 2005, Seismic Fluid Prediction in Poorly Consolidated and Clay Laminated Sands, 67th Mtg.: Eur. Assn. Geosci. Eng., F011.
  • 2005 | Gonzalez, E. F., Mavko, G. and Mukerji, T., 2005, Bootstrapping AVA for Uncertainty Assessment in Lithology and Fluid Identification, 67th Mtg.: Eur. Assn. Geosci. Eng., F009.
  • 2005 | Sava, Dr. D. C. and Mavko, Dr. G., 2005, Quantitative integration of geological and seismic data using statistical rock physics: Example for fracture characterization, 75th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 1613-1616.
  • 2005 | Mavko, Dr. G., Dvorkin, Dr. J. and Walls, Dr. J. D., 2005, A rock physics and attenuation analysis of a well from the Gulf of Mexico, 75th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 1585-1588.
  • 2005 | Mavko, Dr. G., Dvorkin, Dr. J. and Walls, Dr. J. D., 2005, A theoretical estimate of S-wave attenuation in sediment, 75th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 1469-1472.
  • 2005 | Mukerji, T. and Mavko, Dr. G., 2005, The flaw of averages and the pit(Fall) |s of ignoring variability in rock physics interpretation, 75th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 747-750.
  • 2005 | Gonzalez, E. F., Mukerji, T. and Mavko, Dr. G., 2005, Automatic detection of data inconsistencies for AVA analysis: Bootstrap and LMS regression, 75th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 242-245.
  • 2005 * | R¯gen, B., Fabricius, I., Japsen, P., Hoier, C., Mavko, G. and Pedersen, J., 2005, Ultrasonic velocities of North Sea chalk samples: influence of porosity, fluid content and texture: Geophys. Prosp., Eur. Assn. Geosci. Eng., 53, 481-496.
  • 2005 * | Florez-Nino, J.-M., Aydin, A., Mavko, G., Antonellini, M., and Ayaviri, A., 2005, Fault and fracture systems in a fold and thrust belt; an example from Bolivia, AAPG Bulletin, 89, 4, 471-493.
  • 2004 | Sava, D. C. and Mavko, G., 2004, Azimuthal analysis of reflectivity for fracture characterization: Rock physics modeling and field example, 74th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 1583-1586.
  • 2004 | Gonzalez, E. F., Mavko, G., and Mukerji, T.: A practical procedure for P-to-S "elastic" impedance (PSEI) inversion: Well log and synthetic seismic examples for identifying partial gas saturations. 74th. Ann. Internat. Mrg. Soc. of Expl. Geophys.
  • 2004 * | Japsen, P., Bruun, A., Fabricius, I. L., Rasmussen, R., VejbÊk, O.V., Pedersen, J. M., Mavko, G., Morgensen, C. and Hoier, C., 2004, Influence of porosity and pore fluid on acoustic properties of chalk: AVO response from oil, South Arne Field, North Sea: Petroleum Geoscience, Eur. Assn. Geosci. Eng., 10, 319-330.
  • 2004 | Japsen, P., Bruun, A., Fabricius, I. L., Rasmussen, R., Vejbaek, O.V., Pedersen, J.M., Mavko, G. and Mogensen, C., 2004, Effect of Pore Fluid on Acoustic Properties of Chalk - AVO-Response from Oil, South Arne Field, North Sea, 66th Mtg.: Eur. Assn. Geosci. Eng., G021.
  • 2004 | Gonzalez, E. F., Mavko, G. and Mukerji, T., 2004, A practical procedure for P-to-S ìelasticî impedance (PSEI) inversion: Well log and synthetic seismic examples for identifying partial gas saturations, 74th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 1782-1785.
  • 2004 | Florez-Nino, J.-M. and Mavko, G., 2004, Pressure-solution and the rock physics diagenetic trend in quartzose sandstones, 74th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 1702-1705.
  • 2004 | Eidsvik, J., Avseth, P., Omre, H., Mukerji, T. and Mavko, G., 2004, Stochastic reservoir characterization using prestack seismic data: Geophysics, Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 69, 978-993.
  • 2004 * | Japsen, P., Bruun, A., Fabricius, I., and Mavko, G., 2004, Identification of hydrocarbons in chalk reservoirs from surface seismic data, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin, 7, 13-16.
  • 2003 * | Gonzalez, E. F., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G., Michelena, R. J., Near and far offset P-to-S elastic impedance for discriminating fizz water from commercial gas, The Leading Edge, Vol. 22, No 10. pp. 1012-1015. October.
  • 2003 * | Sengupta, M., Mavko, Gary. Impact of flow-simulation parameters on saturation scales and seismic velocity, Geophysics, Vol. 68, No 4, pp. 1267-1280. August.
  • 2003 * | Sengupta, M., Mavko, G., Muerji, T., Quantifying subresolution saturation scales from time-lapse seismic data; a reservoir monitoring case study. Geophysics, Vo. 68, No 3. pp. 803-814. June.
  • 2003 * | Diaz, E., Prasad, M., Mavko, G., Dvorkin, J., Effect of glauconite on the elastic properties, porosity and permeability of reservoir rocks. The Leading Edge, Vol. 22, No 1, pp. 42-45, January.
  • 2003 | Dvorkin, J., Walls, J., Taner, T., Derzhi, N. and Mavko, G., 2003, Attenuation at Patchy Saturation ñ A Model, 65th Mtg.: Eur. Assn. Geosci. Eng., E23.
  • 2003 | Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G. and Walls, J., 2003, Seismic wave attenuation at full water saturation, 73rd Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 1684-1686.
  • 2003 | Florez-Nino, J.-M., Aydin, A., Mavko, G., Antonellini, M. and Ayaviri, A., 2003, Variability of fracture density along the strike azimuth of folded structures, 73rd Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 1553-1556.
  • 2003 | Gonzalez, E., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. and Michelena, R., 2003, Far offset P-to-S elastic impedance for lithology and partial gas saturation (fizz water) identification: Applications with well logs, 73rd Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 1446-1449.
  • 2003 | Vega, S., Prasad, M. and Mavko, G., 2003, Comparative study of velocities under hydrostatic and nonhydrostatic stress in sands, 73rd Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 1231-1234.
  • 2003 | Vega, S., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. and Prasad, M., 2003, Stratification in loose sediments and its seismic signature, 73rd Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 1219-1222.
  • 2002 * | Eidsvik, J., Omre, H., Mukerji, T., Mavko, g., Avseth, P., Seismic reservoir prediction using Bayesian integration of rock physics and Markov random fields: A North Sea example, The Leading Edge, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 290-294.
  • 2002 * | Zimmer, M., Prasad, M., Mavko, G., Pressure and porosity influences on V (sub p) -V (sub s) ratio in unconsolidated sands, The Leading Edge, Vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 178, 180-183.
  • 2002 | Sava, D. C., Florez, J., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G., Seismic fracture characterization using statistical rock physics: James Limestone reservoir, Neuville Field, Expanded Abstracts of the 72nd. Annual International Meeting SEG, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • 2002 * | Eidsvik, J., Onre, H., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G., Avseth, P., Seismic reservoir prediction using Bayesian integration of rock physics and Markov random fields: A North Sea example. March.
  • 2002 | Zimmer, M. A., Prasad, M., Mavko, G., Empirical velocity-pressure and porosity-pressure trends in unconsolidated sands, SEG Annual Meeting Expanded Technical Programs with Abstracts. Vol. 72. pp. 1866-1869.
  • 2002 | Wempe, Wendy, Mavko, G., Effective porosity-total porosity model applied to Fontainebleau sandstone. SEG Annual Meeting Expanded Technical Program Abstracts. Vol. 72, pp. 1870-1872.
  • 2002 | Japsen, Peter, Hoier, C., Rasmussen, J. B., Fabricius, I. L., Mavko, G., Pedersen, J. M., Effect of fluid substitution on ultrasonic velocities in chalk plugs, South Arne Field, North Sea. SEG Annual Meeting Expanded Technical Program Abstracts. Vol. 72. pp. 1881-1884.
  • 2002 | Fabricus, I. L., Mavko, G., Morgensen, C., Japsen, P., Elastic moduli of chalk as a reflection of porosity, sorting, and irreducible water saturation, SEG Annual Meeting Expanded Technical Program Abstracts, Vol. 72, pp. 1903-1906.
  • 2002 | Mukerji, T., Gonzalez, E., Cabos, C., Hung, E., Mavko, G., Understanding amplitude anomalies and pit(Fall) |s in offshore Venezuela; Quantifying the effects of geologic heterogeneities using statistical rock physics. SEG Annual Meeting Expanded Technical Program Abstracts, Vol. 72, pp. 2439-2442.
  • 2002 | Gommesen, L., Mavko, G., Mukerji, T., Fabricus, I. L., Fluid substitution studies for North Sea chalk loging data. SEG Annual Meeting Expanded Technical Program Abstracts, Vol.72 pp. 340-343.
  • 2002 * | Avseth, P., Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., Rykkje, J., Rock physics diagnostic of North Sea sands: Link between microstructure and seismic properties. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 27, No 17, pp. 2761-2764. September.
  • 2001 * | Mukerji, T., P. Avseth, G. Mavko, I. Takahashi, and E. F. Gonzalez. Statistical rock physics: combining rock physics, information theory, and geostatistics to reduce uncertainty in seismic reservoir characterization. The Leading Edge, 20, 313-319.
  • 2001 * | Mukerji, T., A. Jorstad, P. Avseth, G. Mavko, and J. Granli. Mapping lithofacies & pore fluid probabilities in a N. Sea reservoir: Seismic inversion and statistical rock physics. Geophysics, 66, 988-1001.
  • 2001 | Gonzalez, E., Mukerji, T. and Mavko, G., AVO signatures of Eastern Venezuela gas sands: feasibility and uncertainty estimation. 71st. Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 215-218.
  • 2001 * | Avseth, P., T. Mukerji, G. Mavko, and J. A. Tyssekvam. Rock physics and AVO analysis for lithofacies and pore prediction in a North Sea oil field. The Leading Edge, 20, 429-435.
  • 2001 * | Avseth, P., T. Mukerji, A. Jorstad, G. Mavko, and T. Veggeland. Seismic reservoir mapping from 3D AVO in a North Sea Turbidite system. Geophysics, 66, 1157-1176.
  • 2001 * | Wempe, W. and G. Mavko. Three distinct porosity domains defined physically, hydraulically, electrically, and acoustically. The Leading Edge, 20, 198-199.
  • 2001 | Dvorkin, J., Walls, J. and Mavko, G., Rock physics of Marls, 71st Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys., 1784-1787.
  • 2001 | Sava, D., Mukerji, T., Florez, J., and Mavko, G. Rock physics analysis and racture modeling of the San Andres reservoir, 71st. Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophysics, pp. 1748-1751.
  • 2001 | Sava, D., T. Mukerji, M. Diaz and G. Mavko. Seismic detection of pore fluids: Pit(Fall) |s of ignoring anisotropy. Proceedings of the SEG Annual Meeting, Calgary.
  • 2001 * | Diaz, E., Prasad, M. Dvorkin, J. and Mavko, G. Elastic propeties of glauconite and glauconitic sandstone reservoir. 71st. Annual International Meeting, SEG, pp. 1772-1775.
  • 2001 | Diaz, E., Gutierrez, M. A., Dvorkin, J., Prasad, M., Mavko, G., Rock physics of glauconite and glauconite sandstone reservoirs. AAPG Annual meeting Expanded Abstracts, Vol. 2001. pp. 50. June.
  • 2000 | Sengupta, M., G. Mavko, and T. Mukerji. Integrating time-lapse seismic and flow simulation to map saturation changes: A reservoir monitoring case study. Proceedings of the SEG Annual Meeting, Calgary.
  • 2000 | Mukerji, T., I. Takahashi, E. Gonzalez, and G. Mavko. Rock physics diagnostics and modeling of P-P and P-S seismic attributes in the Alba Field. Proceedings of the SEG Annual Meeting, Calgary.
  • 2000 | Takahashi, I., T. Mukerji, and G. Mavko, Vp-Vs relations of sandstones and carbonates: Their implication about the pore structures. Proceedings of the SEG Annual Meeting, Calgary.
  • 2000 | Gonzalez, E., T. Mukerji, and G. Mavko, Facies classification using P-to-P and P-to-S AVO attributes. Proceedings of the SEG Annual Meeting, Calgary.
  • 2000 * | Prasad, M., Nur, A., Mavko, G., and Dvorkin, J., Acoustic properties of petroliferous liquids: Chapter 8 in Handbook elastic Properties of Solids, Liquids and Gases, Volumne IV: Elastic Properties of Fluids: Liquids and Gases, eds. Levy, Bass and Stern, Academic Press. In Press.
  • 2000 * | Prasad, M., Nur, A., Mavko, G., and Dvorkin, J., Acoustic properties in rocks saturated with petroliferous liquids: Chapter 9 in Handbook Elastic Properties of Solids, Liquids and Gases, Volume IV: Elastic Properties of Fluids: Liquids and Gases, eds. Levy, Bass and Stern, Academic Press. In Press.
  • 2000 | Walls, J., Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., Nur, A., Use of compressional and shear wave velocity for overpressure detection, Proceedings - Offshore Technology Confreence, Vol. 32, Vol. 2. pp. 199-203.
  • 1999 | Avseth, P., T. Mukerji, G. Mavko, and J. Tyssekvam. Integrating seismic lithofacies prediction and depositional geometry analysis for reservoir delineation in a N. Sea turbidite field. 69th Ann. Internat. Mtg., Soc. Expl. Geophys. Expanded Abstr., pp. 752-755.
  • 1999 | Gonzalez, E., T. Mukerji, and G. Mavko. Discriminating seismic signatures of steam injection from lithology variations: Feasibility study in a Venezuela heavy oil reservoir. 69th Ann. Internat. Mtg., Soc. Expl. Geophys. Expanded Abstr., pp. 1659-1662.
  • 1999 | Takahashi, I., T. Mukerji, and G. Mavko. Effect of thin layering on seismic reflectivity: Estimation of sand/shale ratio using stochastic simulation and Bayes inversion. 60th Ann. Internat. Mtg., Soc. Expl. Geophys., Expanded Abstr., pp. 1787-1790.
  • 1999 | Takahashi, I., T. Mukerji, and G. Mavko. To select optimal seismic attributes for reservoir property estimation. Application of information theory. 69th Ann. Internat. Mtg., Soc. Expl. Geophys., Expanded Abstr., pp. 1584-1587.
  • 1999 | Sengupta, M. and G. Mavko. Sensitivity analysis of seismic fluid detection. 69th Ann. Internat. Mtg., Soc. Expl. Geophys. Expanded Abstr., pp. 180-183.

Advisee Degrees

  • 2009 | Carmen Gomez: Reservoir Characterization Combining Elastic Velocities and Electrical Resistivity Measurements, Ph.D. (Shell)
  • 2009 | Kaushik Bandyopadhyay: Seismic Anisotropy: Geological Causes and Its Implications to Reservoir Geophysics, Ph.D. (ExxonMobil)
  • 2009 | Tanima Dutta: Integrating Sequence Stratigraphy and Rock Physics to Interpret Seismic Amplitudes and Predict Reservoir Quality, Ph.D. (ExxonMobil)
  • 2007 | Richa, M.S. (Stanford Geophysics)
  • 2007 | Kevin Wolf, M.S. (Stanford Geophysics)
  • 2006 | Ezequiel Gonzalez: Physical and quantitative interpretation of seismic attributes for rocks and fluids identification, Ph.D. (Shell)
  • 2006 | Pinar Hacikoylu, M.S. (Turkish Petroleum)
  • 2005 | Anyela Marcote-Rios: Rock Physics of Coal, M.S. (Occidental Petroleum)
  • 2005 | Juan-Mauricio Florez: Integrating geology, rock physics, and seismology for reservoir-quality prediction., Ph.D. (i.reservoir.com)
  • 2005 | Futoshi Tsuneyama: Quantitative detection of fluid distribution using time-lapse seismic., Ph.D. (Idemitsu)
  • 2004 | Diana Sava: Quantitative data integration for fracture characterization using statistical rock physics., Ph.D. (UT, Austin)
  • 2003 | Sandra Vega: Intrinsic and stress-induced velocity anisotropy in unconsolidated sands., Ph.D. (University of Miami)
  • 2003 | Juan Florez: Outcrop studies for fractured reservoir characterization., M.S. (i.reservoir.com)
  • 2002 | Salman Alkhater: Pore fluid and porosity mapping from seismic., M.S. (Aramco)
  • 2002 | Elizabeth Diaz: Rock physics of glauconite and glauconitic sandstone reservoirs., M.S. (Occidental Oil & Gas Co)
  • 2002 | Manuel Diaz: Impact of attenuation on the AVO response., M.S. (Petrobras)
  • 2002 | Diana Sava: Rock physics and fracture modeling of San Andreas reservoir., M.S. (UT, Austin)
  • 2001 | Oscar Moreno: Influence of seismic frequency & thin layers of amplitude vs. offsets (AVO)., M.S. (Ecopetrol)
  • 2000 | Per Avseth: Combining rock physics and sedimentology for seismic reservoir characterization of North Sea urbidite systems., Ph.D. (Norsk Hydro, Norway)
  • 2000 | Sengupta Madhumita: Integrating rock physics and flow simulation to reduce uncertainties in seismic reservoir monitoring., Ph.D. (Schlumberger)
  • 2000 | Wendy Wempe: Using geophysical data to predict flow properties: improving aquifer characterization., Ph.D. (Post-doc, CSM. Colorado)
  • 2000 | Alexander Medina: Effect of texture, porosity, and pore fluid on the elastic-wave velocity in heavy-oil sands., M.S. (PDVSA Intevep SA, Venezuela)
  • 2000 | Debra Sandra Vega: Stress-induced anisotropy in sands., M.S. (Stanford)
  • 2000 | Carlos Cobos: Using geological trends to contain seismic classification of lithology and effect of azimuthal-range in AVOZ inversion for rock properties., M.S. (PDVSA Intevep. S.A. Venezuela)
  • 1998 | Isao Takahashi: Quantifying information and uncertainty of rock property estimation from seismic data., Ph.D. (JNOC, Japan)
  • 1998 | Page Stites: The relation between rock physics and sedimentology in two California turbidite systems., M.S. (Walnut Hill School)
  • 1996 | Hrijoy Bhattachargee: Analytical solution of a presure diffusion problem., M.S. (unknown)
  • 1994 | Carol Estes: Relationship beween velocity, porosity, clay content and permeability of unconsolidated sediments., M.S. (Pioneer Resources)
  • 1994 | Christina Chan: Fluid substitution: Estimating changes in VP without knowing VS., M.S. (University of Houston, TX)
  • 1993 | Daniel Mujica: Numerical study of reservoir heterogeneities and their interaction with seismic wave at varing scales., M.S. (unknown)

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