Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Research article
29 Apr 2020
Research article |  | 29 Apr 2020

Bayesian full-waveform inversion of tube waves to estimate fracture aperture and compliance

Jürg Hunziker, Andrew Greenwood, Shohei Minato, Nicolás Daniel Barbosa, Eva Caspari, and Klaus Holliger

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Short summary
The characterization of fractures is crucial for a wide range of pertinent applications, such as geothermal energy production, hydrocarbon exploration, CO2 sequestration, and nuclear waste disposal. We estimate fracture parameters based on waves that travel along boreholes (tube waves) using a stochastic optimization approach.