Definition: Stoneley Analysis

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Stoneley Analysis

A type of large-amplitude interface, or surface, wave generated by a sonic tool in a borehole. Stoneley waves can propagate along a solid-fluid interface, such as along the walls of a fluid-filled borehole and are the main low-frequency component of signal generated by sonic sources in boreholes. Analysis of Stoneley waves can allow estimation of the locations of fractures and permeability of the formation. Stoneley waves are a major source of noise in vertical seismic profiles.[1]

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References
  1. http://www.glossary.oilfield.slb.com/en/Terms.aspx?LookIn=term%20name&filter=Stoneley%20wave