Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
Solid Earth, 8, 255–279, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-8-255-2017
Solid Earth, 8, 255–279, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-8-255-2017

Research article 24 Feb 2017

Research article | 24 Feb 2017

Numerical modeling of fluid effects on seismic properties of fractured magmatic geothermal reservoirs

Melchior Grab et al.

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Hot fluids and hydraulically conductive rock formations are essential for the accessibility of geothermal resources. We use numerical modeling techniques to investigate how seismic waves change their shape in presence of these factors. We demonstrate how to parameterize such models depending on the local geology and as a function of depth. Finally, we show how the attenuation, i.e. the energy loss of the wave, can be indicative for permeable rock fractures saturated with a fluid of specific type.