Seismic characterization and imaging of a gas hydrate deposit in the western part of the Ulleung Basin, the East Sea (Japan Sea) SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Seismic characterization and imaging of a gas hydrate deposit in the western part of the Ulleung Basin, the East Sea (Japan Sea)
Author(s)
Kim, Han-Joon; Jou, Hyeong-Tae; Kang, Seung-Goo; Lee, Gwang Hoon; Yi, Bo Yeon; Yoo, Dong-Geun; Ryu, Byong-Jae; Shin, Changsoo
KIOST Author(s)
Kim, Han Joon(김한준)Jou, Hyeong Tae(주형태)
Publication Year
2013-11
Abstract
We investigated character and distribution of the gas hydrate zone in the western part of the Ulleung Basin in the East Sea (Japan Sea) from seismic data using stochastic sparse spike deconvolution, analysis of frequencies, and acoustic-elastic coupled full-waveform inversion. The presence of gas hydrates is primarily indicated by a bottom-simulating reflector (BSR) with negative polarity at approximately 240-250 ms below the seafloor. The instantaneous frequency section defines a high-frequency anomaly above the BSR underlain by a less clear low-frequency anomaly. Sparse spike deconvolution indicates that the BSR occurs horizontally along the boundary between the high- and low-frequency anomalies. Compared to well logs obtained from the seafloor through the BSR, the high-frequency anomaly, maximally 50 ms thick (ca. 45 m), appears to outline the hydrate-bearing zone. The results from full-waveform inversion appear to delineate the hydrate-bearing zone and the underlying gas-bearing zone, although their depth ranges do not coincide accurately with those inferred from well logs. The hydrate-bearing zone is characterized by an increase in both p- and s-wave velocities, while the gas-bearing zone is marked by a decrease in p-wave velocity. The very narrow free gas zone is less than 30 m thick and appears to be concentrated immediately below the gas hydrate stability zone. The hydrate-bearing zone is also defined by decreased Poisson's ratio which suggests appreciable variations of the hydrate-bearing zone in thickness. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0264-8172
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/3072
DOI
10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2013.05.019
Bibliographic Citation
MARINE AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY, v.47, pp.214 - 221, 2013
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Subject
CONSTRAINTS; FREQUENCY; INVERSION; SEDIMENTS
Keywords
Ulleung Basin; East Sea; Gas hydrate; Stochastic deconvolution; Full-waveform inversion
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCI LTD
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Research Interests

Marine Geophysics,Marine Active Fault Study,Exploration Seismology,해양지구물리,해저단층연구,탄성파탐사

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