Academic Appointments


  • Professor (Research), Geophysics

Administrative Appointments


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

Honors & Awards


  • Frontiers of Hydrocarbons Medal, ENI (2014)
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Soc. of Exploration Geophysicists (2006 - present)
  • Honorary Membership Award, Society of Exploration Geophysicists. (2001)
  • School of Earth Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, Stanford University (2000)
  • Nominated for the Reginald Fessenden Award of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (2000)
  • Honorable Mention for the best paper, Geophyiscs (1998)
  • Outstanding Contribution SEG 65th Annual Meeting, SEG (1996)
  • Honorable Mention for SEG Best Poster Award, SEG (1991)
  • National Research Council Research Associate-ship, U.S. Geological Survey (1978)
  • National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, NSF (1977)
  • First in class, Engineering Physics, Cornell University (1972)
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, NSF (1972)
  • Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi honorary fraternities (1971)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Director of Graduate Studies, Geophysics, Stanford University (2014 - Present)
  • Admissions Chair, Geophysics, Stanford University (2011 - Present)
  • Member, American Assoc. Petroleum Geologists (2005 - Present)
  • Member, International Advisory Board, University of Bergen, Norway (2004 - Present)
  • Freshman/Sophomore advisor, Stanford University (1997 - Present)
  • Instructor, SEG Continuing Education Program (1996 - Present)
  • Member, Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (1994 - Present)
  • Member, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (1991 - Present)
  • Co-Director, Stanford Rock Physics and Borehole Geophysics Project, Stanford University (1990 - Present)
  • Member, Member, American Geophysical Union, Society of Exploration Geophysics (1972 - Present)
  • Associate Chair, Geophysics, Stanford University (2006 - 2008)
  • Building Space Coordinator, Earth Sciences, Stanford University (2005 - 2005)
  • University Research Administration Steering Committee, Stanford University (2002 - 2005)
  • Invited Instructor, BP, Shell, Norsk Hydro (2000 - 2001)
  • Invited Instructor, Royal-Dutch Shell, Schlumberger (1999 - 1999)
  • DOE Review Panel, DOE (1998 - 1999)
  • Committee on Research, Stanford University (1997 - 2001)

Professional Education


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

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


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)

2014-15 Courses


All Publications


  • Implications of pore microgeometry heterogeneity for the movement and chemical reactivity of CO2 in carbonates GEOPHYSICS Vialle, S., Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G. 2013; 78 (5): L69-L86
  • Change in effective bulk modulus upon fluid or solid substitution GEOPHYSICS Saxena, N., Mavko, G., Mukerji, T. 2013; 78 (4): L45-L56
  • Relaxation shift in rocks containing viscoelastic pore fluids GEOPHYSICS Mavko, G. 2013; 78 (3): M19-M28
  • Estimating Brown-Korringa constants for fluid substitution in multimineralic rocks GEOPHYSICS Mavko, G., Mukerji, T. 2013; 78 (3): L27-L35
  • Inverse rock physics modeling for reservoir quality prediction GEOPHYSICS Johansen, T. A., Jensen, E. H., Mavko, G., Dvorkin, J. 2013; 78 (2): M1-M18
  • The effect of adsorption and Knudsen diffusion on the steady-state permeability of microporous rocks GEOPHYSICS Allan, A. M., Mavko, G. 2013; 78 (2): D75-D83
  • Stochastic inversion of facies from seismic data based on sequential simulations and probability perturbation method GEOPHYSICS Grana, D., Mukerji, T., Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G. 2012; 77 (4): M53-M72
  • Laboratory measurements of the acoustic and transport properties of carbonate rocks and their link with the amount of microcrystalline matrix GEOPHYSICS Vanorio, T., Mavko, G. 2011; 76 (4): E105-E115

    View details for DOI 10.1190/1.3580632

    View details for Web of Science ID 000292156200004

  • V-P/V-S ratio and shear-wave splitting in the Nankai Trough seismogenic zone: Insights into effective stress, pore pressure, and sediment consolidation GEOPHYSICS Tsuji, T., Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., Nakata, N., Matsuoka, T., Nakanishi, A., Kodaira, S., Nishizawa, O. 2011; 76 (3): WA71-WA82

    View details for DOI 10.1190/1.3560018

    View details for Web of Science ID 000293522500057

  • Modeling of elasticity effects of sandstone compaction using coated inclusions GEOPHYSICS Agersborg, R., Johansen, T. A., Mavko, G., Vanorio, T. 2011; 76 (3): E69-E79

    View details for DOI 10.1190/1.3565050

    View details for Web of Science ID 000293522500012

  • Dynamic elastic properties of coal GEOPHYSICS Morcote, A., Mavko, G., Prasad, M. 2010; 75 (6): E227-E234

    View details for DOI 10.1190/1.3508874

    View details for Web of Science ID 000285767900014

  • Rock-physics diagnostics of depositional texture, diagenetic alterations, and reservoir heterogeneity in high-porosity siliciclastic sediments and rocks - A review of selected models and suggested work flows GEOPHYSICS Avseth, P., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G., Dvorkin, J. 2010; 75 (5): A31-A47

    View details for DOI 10.1190/1.3483770

    View details for Web of Science ID 000284254400003

  • Improved granular medium model for unconsolidated sands using coordination number, porosity, and pressure relations GEOPHYSICS Dutta, T., Mavko, G., Mukerji, T. 2010; 75 (2): E91-E99

    View details for DOI 10.1190/1.3333539

    View details for Web of Science ID 000276868100009

  • The influence of pore fluids and frequency on apparent effective stress behavior of seismic velocities GEOPHYSICS Mavko, G., Vanorio, T. 2010; 75 (1): N1-N7

    View details for DOI 10.1190/1.3277251

    View details for Web of Science ID 000275247900024

  • The rock physics basis for 4D seismic monitoring of CO2 fate: Are we there yet? The Leading Edge Vanorio, T., Mavko, G., Vialle, S., Spratt, K. 2010; 29
  • Approximate fluid substitution for vertical velocities in weakly anisotropic VTI rocks GEOPHYSICS Mavko, G., Bandyopadhyay, K. 2009; 74 (1): D1-D6

    View details for DOI 10.1190/1.3026552

    View details for Web of Science ID 000264521900005

  • Confocal laser scanning and atomic-force microscopy in estimation of elastic properties of the organic-rich Bazhenov Formation The Leading Edge Ahmadov, R., Vanorio, T., Mavko, G. 2009; 28
  • Effective medium modeling of laboratory velocity and resistivity data on carbonates from the Apulia Platform, Italy SEG Expanded Abstracts Gomez, C., Scotellaro, C., Vanorio, T., Dvorkin, G., Mavko, G. 2009; 28
  • Investigating Thomas-Stieber model for property estimation of thin-bedded shaly-sand reservoirs SEG Expanded Abstracts Dejtrakulwong, P., T., Mukerji, Mavko, G. 2009; 28
  • Effect of diagenesis on elastic and transport properties using computational rock physics in realistic pore microstructure SEG Expanded Abstracts Sain, R., Mavko, G., and Mukerji 2009; 28
  • Attenuation and attenuation anisotropy in laminated rocks SEG Expanded Abstracts Bandyopadhyay, K., Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G. 2009; 28: 2065
  • Rock physics estimation of cement volume, sorting, and net-to-gross in North Sea sandstones The Leading Edge Avseth, P., Jorstad, A., A-J., Winjgaarden, Mavko, G. 2009; 28
  • Compaction trends for shale and clean sandstone in shallow sediments, Gulf of Mexico The Leading Edge Dutta, T., Mavko, G., Mukerji, T., Lane, T. 2009; 28
  • Cross-property rock physics relations for estimating low-frequency seismic impedance trends from electromagnetic resistivity data The Leading Edge Mukerji, T., Mavko, G., Gomez, C. 2009; 28
  • How micrite content affects the transport, seismic, and reactive properties of carbonate rocks: Implications for 4D seismic SEG Expanded Abstracts Vanorio, T., Mavko, G. 2009; 28
  • Seismic inversion using low-frequency seismic impedance trend computed from CSEM data SEG Expanded Abstracts Gomez, C., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. 2009; 28
  • Seismic inversion combining rock physics and multiple-point geostatistics GEOPHYSICS Gonzalez, E. F., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. 2008; 73 (1): R11-R21

    View details for DOI 10.1190/1.2803748

    View details for Web of Science ID 000253749000021

  • Factors affecting the sensitivity of the elastic properties to pressure on carbonate rocks SEG Expanded Abstracts Scotellaro, C., Mavko, G. 2008; 27
  • Elastic anisotropy, maturity, and maceral microstructure in organic-rich shales SEG Expanded Abstracts Vanorio, T., T., Mukerji, Mavko, G. 2008; 27
  • Analyzing thresholds for 3D reconstruction of rock from CT-scan images SEG Expanded Abstracts Richa, M., T., Mavko, Shell Exploration 2008; 27: 1820
  • The effect of chemical and physical processes on the acoustic properties of carbonate rocks The Leading Edge Vanorio, T., Scotellaro, C., Mavko, G. 2008; 27
  • Approximate fluid substitution in weakly anisotropic VTI rocks SEG Expanded Abstracts Bandyopadhyay, K., Mavko, G. 2008; 27
  • Estimating the hydrocarbon volume from elastic and resistivity data: A concept The Leading Edge Gomez, C., Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G. 2008; 27
  • Measuring and monitoring heavy-oil reservoir properties The Leading Edge Wolf., K., Vanorio, T., Mavko, G. 2008; 27
  • Granular dynamics simulation for estimating elastic properties of loose unconsolidated frictional packs SEG Expanded Abstracts Sain, R., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. 2008; 27
  • How does carbonate cementation in sandstones affect seismic response SEG Expanded Abstracts Dutta, T., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. 2008; 27
  • Elastic anisotropy of clay SEG Expanded Abstracts Bandyopadhyay, K., Vanorio, T., Mavko, G., Wenk, H-R., Voltolini, M. 2008; 27
  • Estimating low frequency seismic impedance from CSEM resistivity using cross-property rock physics, relations SEG Expanded Abstracts Mukerji, T., Mavko, G., Gomez, C. 2008; 27
  • Emerging methodologies to characterize the rock physics properties of organic-rich shales The Leading Edge Vanorio, T., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. 2008; 27
  • The flaw of averages and the pitfalls of ignoring variability in attribute interpretations The Leading Edge Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. 2008; 27
  • Probabilistic seismic inversion based on rock-physics models GEOPHYSICS Spikes, K., Mukerji, T., Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G. 2007; 72 (5): R87-R97

    View details for DOI 10.1190/1.2760162

    View details for Web of Science ID 000249683600028

  • Elastic behaviour of North Sea chalk: A well-log study GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING Gommesen, L., Fabricius, I. L., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G., Pedersen, J. M. 2007; 55 (3): 307-322
  • Fluid substitution in shaley sediment using effective porosity GEOPHYSICS Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., Gurevich, B. 2007; 72 (3): O1-O8

    View details for DOI 10.1190/1.2565256

    View details for Web of Science ID 000246854400020

  • Elastic-impedance analysis constrained by rock-physics bounds GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING Tsuneyama, F., Mavko, G. 2007; 55 (3): 289-306
  • Constraints on velocity-depth trends from rock physics models GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING Japsen, P., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. 2007; 55 (2): 135-154
  • Quantitative detection of fluid distribution using time-lapse seismic GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING Tsuneyama, F., Mavko, G. 2007; 55 (2): 169-184
  • Seismic velocities of unconsolidated sands: Part 2 - Influence of sorting- and compaction-induced porosity variation GEOPHYSICS Zimmer, M. A., Prasad, M., Mavko, G., Nur, A. 2007; 72 (1): E15-E25

    View details for DOI 10.1190/1.2364849

    View details for Web of Science ID 000243728500009

  • Quantifying spatial trend of sediment parameters in channelized turbidite, West Africa SEG Expanded Abstracts Dutta, T., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. 2007; 26
  • To fluid-substitute or not to fluid-substitute: How pore shape and chemical processes affect Gassmann's predictability SEG Expanded Abstracts Scotellaro, C., Vanorio, T., Mavko, G. 2007; 26
  • The effect of mineral composition and pressure on carbonate rocks SEG Expanded Abstracts Scotellaro, C., Vanorio, T., Mavko, G. 2007; 26
  • Rock physics modeling constrained by sequence stratigraphy The Leading Edge Dutta, T., T., Mukerji, Mavko, G. 2007; 26
  • Evolution of elastic properties and fabric tensor in a deposition model using granular dynamics simulation SEG Expanded Abstracts Sain, R., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G., Keehm, Y. 2007; 26
  • Rock physics-based integration of geologic and geophysical data for fracture characterization The Leading Edge Sava, D., Mavko, G. 2007; 26
  • PSEI modeling of bitumen sand - implications for reservoir characterization and monitoring SEG Expanded Abstracts Wolf, K., Mavko, G. 2007; 26
  • Seismic velocities of unconsolidated sands: Part 1 - Pressure trends from 0.1 to 20 MPa GEOPHYSICS Zimmer, M. A., Prasad, M., Mavko, G., Nur, A. 2007; 72 (1): E1-E13

    View details for DOI 10.1190/1.2399459

    View details for Web of Science ID 000243728500008

  • Seismic reflections of gas hydrate from perturbational forward modeling GEOPHYSICS Cordon, I., Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G. 2006; 71 (6): F165-F171

    View details for DOI 10.1190/1.2356909

    View details for Web of Science ID 000242598600022

  • Modeling attenuation in reservoir and nonreservoir rock The Leading Edge Dvorkin, J. P., Mavko, G. 2006; 25: 194-197
  • Rock physics and multiple-point geostatistics for seismic inversion 76th Annual International Meeting SEG Gonzalez, E. F., Mavko, G., Mukerji, T. 2006: 2047-2051
  • Image analysis and pattern recognition for porosity estimation from thin sections 76th Annual International Meeting SEG Richa, R., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G., Keehm, Y. 2006: 1968-1972
  • Attenuation and velocity dispersion modeling of bitumen saturated sand 76th Annual International Meeting SEG Wolf, K., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. 2006: 1993-1997
  • Rock-physics model-based seismic inversion 76th Annual International Meeting SEG Spikes, K. T., Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G. 2006: 1645-1649
  • Seismic Fluid Prediction in Heterogeneous Reservoirs EAGE 68th Meeting Avseth, P. A., van Wijngaarden, , A. J., Johansen, T. A., Mavko, G. 2006
  • Combined porosity, saturation, and net-to-gross estimation from rock physics template 76th Annual International Meeting Avseth, P., van Wijngaarden, A., Mavko, G., Johansen, T. A. 2006: 1856-1860
  • Elastic and petrophysical bounds for unconsolidated sediments 76th Annual International Meeting SEG Hacikoylu, P., Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G. 2006: 1762-1766
  • Reservoir-quality prediction by integrating sequence stratigraphy and rock physics 76th Annual International Meeting SEG Dutta, T., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G., Avseth, P. 2006: 1811-1815
  • Vp/Vs ratio in gas-pressured saturated sandstones 76th Annual International Meeting SEG Vanorio, T., Mavko, G. 2006: 1545-1549
  • Detection of stress-induced velocity anisotropy in unconsolidated sands The Leading Edge Vega, S., Mavko, G., Nur, A., Prasad, M. 2006; 25: 252-256
  • Resistivity-velocity transforms revisited The Leading Edge Hacikoylu, P., Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G. 2006; 25: 1006-1009
  • A new method for constraining total porosity; the new total porosity-electrical resistivity upper bound The Leading Edge Wempe, W., Mavko, G. 2006; 25: 714-719
  • Ultrasonic velocities of North Sea chalk samples: influence of porosity, fluid content and texture GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING Rogen, B., Fabricius, I. L., Japsen, P., Hoier, C., Mavko, G., Pedersen, J. M. 2005; 53 (4): 481-496
  • Fault and fracture systems in a fold and thrust belt: An example from Bolivia AAPG BULLETIN Florez-Nino, J. M., Aydin, A., Mavko, G., Antonellini, M., Ayaviri, A. 2005; 89 (4): 471-493
  • Seismic Fluid Prediction in Poorly Consolidated and Clay Laminated Sands 67th Mtg.: Eur. Assn. Geosci. Eng. Avseth, P., van Wijngaarden, A., Flesche, H., Fristad, T., Rykkje, J., Mavko, G. 2005
  • Chalk Background Velocity ├▒ Influence of Effective Stress and Texture 67th Mtg.: Eur. Assn. Geosci. Eng. Japsen, P., Mavko, G., Gommesen, L., Jacobsen, F., Vejbaek, O., Rasmussen, R., Schiott, C. R. 2005
  • Quantitative seismic interpretation Avseth, P., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. Cambridge University Press. 2005
  • P-Wave Attenuation in Reservoir and Non-Reservoir Rock 67th Mtg.: Eur. Assn. Geosci. Eng. Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G. 2005
  • Modeling Seismic Response of Danish Chalk Reservoirs to Changes Induced by Production 67th Mtg.: Eur. Assn. Geosci. Eng. Dorn-Lopez, D., Sorensen, A., Mavko, G., Fabricius, I. L., Hedegaard, K. 2005
  • The flaw of averages and the pitfalls of ignoring variability in rock physics interpretation 75th Ann. Internat. Mtg. Soc. of Expl. Geophys. Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. 2005 : 747-750
  • Bootstrapping AVA for Uncertainty Assessment in Lithology and Fluid Identification 67th Mtg.: Eur. Assn. Geosci. Eng. Gonzalez, E. F., Mavko, G., Mukerji, T. 2005
  • Quantitative integration of geological and seismic data using statistical rock physics: Example for fracture characterization 75th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys. Sava, D. C., Mavko, G. 2005: 1613-1616
  • A rock physics and attenuation analysis of a well from the Gulf of Mexico 5th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys. Mavko, G., Dvorkin, J., Walls, J. D. 2005: 1585-1588
  • Automatic detection of data inconsistencies for AVA analysis: Bootstrap and LMS regression 75th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys. Gonzalez, E. F., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. 2005: 242-245
  • Velocity anisotropy estimation for brine-saturated sandstone and shale The Leading Edge Tsuneyama, F., Mavko, G. 2005; 24: 882-888
  • A theoretical estimate of S-wave attenuation in sediment 75th Ann. Internat. Mtg.Soc. of Expl. Geophys. Mavko, G., Dvorkin, J., Walls, J. D. 2005: 1469-1472
  • Influence of porosity and pore fluid on acoustic properties of chalk: AVO response from oil, South Arne Field, North Sea PETROLEUM GEOSCIENCE Japsen, P., Bruun, A., Fabricius, I. L., Rasmussen, R., Vejbaek, O. V., Pedersen, J. M., Mavko, G., Mogensen, C., Hoier, C. 2004; 10 (4): 319-330
  • Stochastic reservoir characterization using prestack seismic data GEOPHYSICS Eidsvik, J., Avseth, P., Omre, H., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. 2004; 69 (4): 978-993

    View details for DOI 10.1190/1.1778241

    View details for Web of Science ID 000223303700011

  • Identification of hydrocarbons in chalk reservoirs from surface seismic data Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin Japsen, P., Bruun, A., Fabricius, I., Mavko, G. 2004; 7: 13-16
  • Pressure-solution and the rock physics diagenetic trend in quartzose sandstones 74th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys. Florez-Nino, J., Mavko, G. 2004: 1702-1705
  • A practical procedure for P-to-S ├Čelastic├« impedance (PSEI) inversion: Well log and synthetic seismic examples for identifying partial gas saturations 74th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys. Gonzalez, E. F., Mavko, G., Mukerji, T. 2004: 1782-1785
  • Azimuthal analysis of reflectivity for fracture characterization: Rock physics modeling and field example 74th Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys. Sava, D. C., Mavko, G. 2004: 1583-1586
  • 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. Gonzalez, E. F., Mavko, G., Mukerji, T. 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. Japsen, P., Bruun, A., Fabricius, I. L., Rasmussen, R., Vejbaek, O. V., Pedersen, J. M., Mavko, G., Mogensen, C. 2004
  • Impact of flow-simulation parameters on saturation scales and seismic velocity GEOPHYSICS Sengupta, M., Mavko, G. 2003; 68 (4): 1267-1280

    View details for DOI 10.1190/1.1598119

    View details for Web of Science ID 000220836300017

  • Quantifying subresolution saturation scales from time-lapse seismic data: A reservoir monitoring case study GEOPHYSICS Sengupta, M., Mavko, G., Mukerji, T. 2003; 68 (3): 803-814

    View details for DOI 10.1190/1.1581033

    View details for Web of Science ID 000220836200003

  • Near and far offset P-to-S elastic impedance for discriminating fizz water from commercial gas, The Leading Edge Gonzalez, E. F., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G., Michelena, R. J. 2003; 22: 1012-1015
  • Attenuation at Patchy Saturation: A Model 65th Mtg.: Eur. Assn. Geosci. Eng. Dvorkin, J., Walls, J., Taner, T., Derzhi, N., Mavko, G. 2003
  • Seismic wave attenuation at full water saturation 73rd Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys. Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., Walls, J. 2003: 1684-1686
  • Comparative study of velocities under hydrostatic and nonhydrostatic stress in sands 73rd Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys. Vega, S., Prasad, M., Mavko, G. 2003: 1231-1234
  • Stratification in loose sediments and its seismic signature 73rd Ann. Internat. Mtg. Soc. of Expl. Geophys. Vega, S., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G., Prasad, M. 2003 : 1219-1222
  • 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. Gonzalez, E., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G., Michelena, R. 2003: 1446-1449
  • Variability of fracture density along the strike azimuth of folded structures 3rd Ann. Internat. Mtg.: Soc. of Expl. Geophys. Florez-Nino, J., Aydin, A., Mavko, G., Antonellini, M., Ayaviri, A. 2003: 1553-1556
  • Effect of glauconite on the elastic properties, porosity and permeability of reservoir rocks The Leading Edge Diaz, E., Prasad, M., Mavko, G., Dvorkin, J. 2003; 22: 42-45
  • Empirical velocity-pressure and porosity-pressure trends in unconsolidated sands SEG Annual Meeting Expanded Technical Programs Zimmer, M. A., Prasad, M., Mavko, G. 2002: 1866-1869
  • Seismic fracture characterization using statistical rock physics: James Limestone reservoir, Neuville Field 72nd. Annual International Meeting SEG Sava, D. C., Florez, J., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. 2002
  • Elastic moduli of chalk as a reflection of porosity, sorting, and irreducible water saturation SEG Annual Meeting Fabricus, I. L., Mavko, G., Morgensen, C., Japsen, P. 2002: 1903-1906
  • Effective porosity-total porosity model applied to Fontainebleau sandstone. SEG Annual Meeting Wempe, W., Mavko, G. 2002: 1870-1872
  • Effect of fluid substitution on ultrasonic velocities in chalk plugs, South Arne Field, North Sea SEG Annual Meeting Expanded Technical Program Japsen, P., Hoier, C., Rasmussen, J. B., Fabricius, I. L., Mavko, G., Pedersen, J. M. 2002: 1881-1884
  • Fluid substitution studies for North Sea chalk loging data SEG Annual Meeting Expanded Technical Program Gommesen, L., Mavko, G., Mukerji, T., Fabricus, I. L. 2002 : 340-343
  • Seismic reservoir prediction using Bayesian integration of rock physics and Markov random fields: A North Sea example The Leading Edge Mavko, G., Avseth, P. 2002; 21 (3): 290-294
  • Pressure and porosity influences on V (sub p) -V (sub s) ratio in unconsolidated sands The Leading Edge Zimmer, M., Prasad, M., Mavko, G. 2002; 21: 178, 180-183
  • Rock physics diagnostic of North Sea sands: Link between microstructure and seismic properties Geophysical Research Letters Avseth, P., Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., Rykkje, J. 2002; 27: 2761-2764
  • Understanding amplitude anomalies and pit(Fall) in offshore Venezuela: Quantifying the effects of geologic heterogeneities using statistical rock physics SEG Annual Meeting Expanded Technical Program Mukerji, T.,, T., Gonzalez, E., , E., Cabos, C., , C., Hung, E., , E., Mavko, G, G. 2002: 2439-2442
  • Seismic reservoir mapping from 3-D AVO in a North Sea turbidite system GEOPHYSICS Avseth, P., Mukerji, T., Jorstad, A., Mavko, G., Veggeland, T. 2001; 66 (4): 1157-1176
  • Mapping lithofacies and pore-fluid probabilities in a North Sea reservoir: Seismic inversions and statistical rock physics GEOPHYSICS Mukerji, T., Jorstad, A., Avseth, P., Mavko, G., Granli, J. R. 2001; 66 (4): 988-1001
  • Seismic detection of pore fluids: Pit(Fall) of ignoring anisotropy SEG Annual Meeting, Sava, D., Mukerji, T., Diaz, M., Mavko, G. 2001
  • Rock physics analysis and racture modeling of the San Andres reservoir 71st. Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophysics Sava, D., Mukerji, T., Florez, J., Mavko, G. 2001: 1748-1751
  • Rock physics of glauconite and glauconite sandstone reservoirs AAPG Annual meeting Diaz, E., Gutierrez, M. A., Dvorkin, J., Prasad, M., Mavko, G. 2001: 50
  • Elastic propeties of glauconite and glauconitic sandstone reservoir. 71st Annual International Meeting SEG Diaz, E., Prasad, M., Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G. 2001: 1772-1775
  • AVO signatures of Eastern Venezuela gas sands: feasibility and uncertainty estimation 71st. Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys. Gonzalez, E., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. 2001: 215-218
  • Rock physics of Marls 71st Ann. Internat. Mtg: Soc. of Expl. Geophys. Dvorkin, J., Walls, J., Mavko, G. 2001: 1784-1787
  • Rock physics and AVO analysis for lithofacies and pore prediction in a North Sea oil field The Leading Edge Avseth, P., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G., Tyssekvam, J. A. 2001; 20: 429-435
  • Three distinct porosity domains defined physically, hydraulically, electrically, and acoustically The Leading Edge Wempe, W., Mavko, G. 2001; 20: 198-199
  • Mapping lithofacies & pore fluid probabilities in a N. Sea reservoir: Seismic inversion and statistical rock physics Geophysics Mukerji, T., Jorstad, A., Avseth, P., Mavko, G., Granli, J. 2001; 66: 988-1001
  • Statistical rock physics: combining rock physics, information theory, and geostatistics to reduce uncertainty in seismic reservoir characterization The Leading Edge Mukerji, T., Avseth, P., Mavko, G., Takahashi, I., Gonzalez, E. F. 2001; 20: 313-319
  • Rock physics diagnostic of North Sea sands: Link between microstructure and seismic properties GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Avseth, P., Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., Rykkje, J. 2000; 27 (17): 2761-2764
  • Vp-Vs relations of sandstones and carbonates: Their implication about the pore structures SEG Annual Meeting Takahashi, I., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. 2000
  • Acoustic properties in rocks saturated with petroliferous liquids Handbook OF Elastic Properties of Solids, Liquids and Gases Prasad, M., Nur, A., Mavko, G., Dvorkin, J. edited by Levy, M., Bass, H., Stern, R. Academic Press. 2000
  • Facies classification using P-to-P and P-to-S AVO attributes SEG Annual Meeting Gonzalez, E., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. 2000
  • Integrating time-lapse seismic and flow simulation to map saturation changes: A reservoir monitoring case study SEG Annual Meeting Sengupta, M., Mavko, G., Mukerji, T. 2000
  • Acoustic properties of petroliferous liquids Handbook of Elastic Properties of Solids, Liquids and Gases Prasad, M., Nur, A., Mavko, G., Dvorkin, J. edited by Levy, M., Bass, H., Stern, R. Academic Press. 2000
  • Use of compressional and shear wave velocity for overpressure detection Offshore Technology Confreence Walls, J., Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., Nur, A. 2000: 199-203
  • Rock physics diagnostics and modeling of P-P and P-S seismic attributes in the Alba Field SEG Annual Meeting Mukerji, T., Takahashi, I., Gonzalez, E., Mavko, G. 2000
  • Overpressure detection from compressional- and shear-wave data GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., Nur, A. 1999; 26 (22): 3417-3420
  • Model-based shear-wave velocity estimation versus empirical regressions GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING Jorstad, A., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. 1999; 47 (5): 785-797
  • Predicting clay content and porosity from gamma-ray and conductivity logs PROCEEDINGS OF THE SYMPOSIUM ON THE APPLICATION OF GEOPHYSICS TO ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS Corona, W. W., Mavko, G. 1999: 425-433
  • Sensitivity analysis of seismic fluid detection 69th Ann. Internat. Mtg. Soc. Expl. Geophys. Sengupta, M., Mavko, G. 1999: 180-183
  • Discriminating seismic signatures of steam injection from lithology variations: Feasibility study in a Venezuela heavy oil reservoir 69th Ann. Internat. Mtg. Gonzalez, E., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. 1999: 1659-1662
  • 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. Takahashi, I., Mukerji, T., Mavko., G. 1999: 1787-1790
  • To select optimal seismic attributes for reservoir property estimation: Application of information theory 69th Ann. Internat. Mtg., Soc. Expl. Geophys. Takahashi, I., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. 1999 : 1584-1587
  • Scale matching with factorial kriging for improved porosity estimation from seismic data MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Yao, T. T., Mukerji, T., Journel, A., Mavko, G. 1999; 31 (1): 23-46
  • Integrating seismic lithofacies prediction and depositional geometry analysis for reservoir delineation in a N. Sea turbidite field 69th Ann. Internat. Mtg. Soc. Expl. Geophys. Avseth, P., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G., Tyssekvam, J. 1999: 752-755
  • Near and far offset impedances: Seismic attributes for identifying lithofacies and pore fluids GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Mukerji, T., Jorstad, A., Mavko, G., Granli, J. R. 1998; 25 (24): 4557-4560
  • A rock physics strategy for quantifying uncertainty in common hydrocarbon indicators GEOPHYSICS Mavko, G., Mukerji, T. 1998; 63 (6): 1997-2008
  • Bounds on low-frequency seismic velocities in partially saturated rocks GEOPHYSICS Mavko, G., Mukerji, T. 1998; 63 (3): 918-924
  • Comparison of the Krief and critical porosity models for prediction of porosity and V-P/V-S GEOPHYSICS Mavko, G., Mukerji, T. 1998; 63 (3): 925-927
  • Fluid distribution effect on sonic attenuation in partially saturated limestones GEOPHYSICS Cadoret, T., Mavko, G., Zinszner, B. 1998; 63 (1): 154-160
  • Scales of reservoir heterogeneities and impact of seismic resolution on geostatistical integration MATHEMATICAL GEOLOGY Mukerji, T., Mavko, G., Rio, P. 1997; 29 (7): 933-950
  • The effect of a percolation threshold in the Kozeny-Carman relation GEOPHYSICS Mavko, G., Nur, A. 1997; 62 (5): 1480-1482
  • Velocity dispersion and upscaling in a laboratory-simulated VSP GEOPHYSICS Rio, P., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G., Marion, D. 1996; 61 (2): 584-593
  • SCALE EFFECTS ON DYNAMIC WAVE-PROPAGATION IN HETEROGENEOUS MEDIA GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Yin, H. Z., Mavko, G., Mukerji, T., Nur, A. 1995; 22 (23): 3163-3166
  • SEISMIC PORE-SPACE COMPRESSIBILITY AND GASSMANNS RELATION GEOPHYSICS Mavko, G., Mukerji, T. 1995; 60 (6): 1743-1749
  • FLUID SUBSTITUTION - ESTIMATING CHANGES IN V-P WITHOUT KNOWING V-S GEOPHYSICS Mavko, G., Chan, C., Mukerji, T. 1995; 60 (6): 1750-1755
  • SCALE-DEPENDENT SEISMIC VELOCITY IN HETEROGENEOUS MEDIA GEOPHYSICS Mukerji, T., Mavko, G., Mujica, D., Lucet, N. 1995; 60 (4): 1222-1233
  • PREDICTING STRESS-INDUCED VELOCITY ANISOTROPY IN ROCKS GEOPHYSICS Mavko, G., Mukerji, T., Godfrey, N. 1995; 60 (4): 1081-1087
  • DIFFERENTIAL EFFECTIVE-MEDIUM MODELING OF ROCK ELASTIC-MODULI WITH CRITICAL POROSITY CONSTRAINTS GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Mukerji, T., Berryman, J., Mavko, G., Berge, P. 1995; 22 (5): 555-558
  • SEISMIC METHODS FOR IMAGING PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF THE EARTH Mavko, G., Lucet, N., Mukerji, T. IEEE. 1995: 2817-2820
  • SQUIRT FLOW IN FULLY SATURATED ROCKS GEOPHYSICS Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., Nur, A. 1995; 60 (1): 97-107
  • SCALE EFFECTS ON VELOCITY DISPERSION - FROM RAY TO EFFECTIVE-MEDIUM THEORIES IN STRATIFIED MEDIA GEOPHYSICS Marion, D., Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. 1994; 59 (10): 1613-1619
  • SEISMIC SIGNATURES OF RESERVOIR TRANSPORT-PROPERTIES AND PORE FLUID DISTRIBUTION GEOPHYSICS Akbar, N., Mavko, G., Nur, A., Dvorkin, J. 1994; 59 (8): 1222-1236
  • PORE FLUID EFFECTS ON SEISMIC VELOCITY IN ANISOTROPIC ROCKS GEOPHYSICS Mukerji, T., Mavko, G. 1994; 59 (2): 233-244
  • ESTIMATING SEISMIC VELOCITIES AT ULTRASONIC FREQUENCIES IN PARTIALLY SATURATED ROCKS GEOPHYSICS Mavko, G., NOLENHOEKSEMA, R. 1994; 59 (2): 252-258
  • THE RELATION BETWEEN SEISMIC P-WAVE AND S-WAVE VELOCITY DISPERSION IN SATURATED ROCKS GEOPHYSICS Mavko, G., JIZBA, D. 1994; 59 (1): 87-92
  • CRITICAL POROSITY - A PHYSICAL BOUNDARY IN POROELASTICITY Yin, H., Nur, A., Mavko, G. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD. 1993: 805-808
  • NARROW SUBDUCTING SLABS AND THE ORIGIN OF BACKARC BASINS TECTONOPHYSICS Dvorkin, J., Nur, A., Mavko, G., BENAVRAHAM, Z. 1993; 227 (1-4): 63-79
  • GEOPHYSICAL-HYDROLOGICAL IDENTIFICATION OF FIELD PERMEABILITIES THROUGH BAYESIAN UPDATING WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH Copty, N., Rubin, Y., Mavko, G. 1993; 29 (8): 2813-2825
  • MAPPING PERMEABILITY IN HETEROGENEOUS AQUIFERS USING HYDROLOGIC AND SEISMIC DATA WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH Rubin, Y., Mavko, G., Harris, J. 1992; 28 (7): 1809-1816
  • THE DYNAMICS OF VISCOUS COMPRESSIBLE FLUID IN A FRACTURE GEOPHYSICS Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., Nur, A. 1992; 57 (5): 720-726
  • ESTIMATING GRAIN-SCALE FLUID EFFECTS ON VELOCITY DISPERSION IN ROCKS GEOPHYSICS Mavko, G., JIZBA, D. 1991; 56 (12): 1940-1949
  • THE EFFECT OF CEMENTATION ON THE ELASTIC PROPERTIES OF GRANULAR MATERIAL MECHANICS OF MATERIALS Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., Nur, A. 1991; 12 (3-4): 207-217
  • THE OSCILLATIONS OF A VISCOUS COMPRESSIBLE FLUID IN AN ARBITRARILY-SHAPED PORE MECHANICS OF MATERIALS Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., Nur, A. 1990; 9 (2): 165-179
  • EFFECTS OF THE 1983 COALINGA, CALIFORNIA, EARTHQUAKE ON CREEP ALONG THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA MAVKO, G. M., Schulz, S., Brown, B. D. 1985; 75 (2): 475-489
  • LONG-TERM FAULT CREEP OBSERVATIONS IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH SCHULZ, S. S., MAVKO, G. M., BURFORD, R. O., Stuart, W. D. 1982; 87 (NB8): 6977-6982
  • WAVE ATTENUATION IN PARTIALLY SATURATED ROCKS GEOPHYSICS MAVKO, G. M., Nur, A. 1979; 44 (2): 161-178
  • EARTHQUAKE INSTABILITY ON A STRIKE-SLIP FAULT JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH Stuart, W. D., MAVKO, G. M. 1979; 84 (NB5): 2153-2160
  • SEISMIC-WAVE ATTENUATION IN ROCKS REVIEWS OF GEOPHYSICS Mavko, G., Kjartansson, E., Winkler, K. 1979; 17 (6): 1155-1164
  • FRICTIONAL ATTENUATION - INHERENT AMPLITUDE DEPENDENCE JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH MAVKO, G. M. 1979; 84 (NB9): 4769-4775
  • EFFECT OF NON-ELLIPTICAL CRACKS ON COMPRESSIBILITY OF ROCKS JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH MAVKO, G. M., Nur, A. 1978; 83 (NB9): 4459-4468
  • MELT SQUIRT IN ASTHENOSPHERE JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH Mavko, G., Nur, A. 1975; 80 (11): 1444-1448
  • POSTSEISMIC VISCOELASTIC REBOUND SCIENCE Nur, A., Mavko, G. 1974; 183 (4121): 204-206

    Abstract

    The sudden appearance of a dislocation, representing an earthquake, in an elastic layer (the lithosphere) overriding a viscoelastic half space (the asthenosphere) is followed by time-dependent surface deformation, which is very similar to in situ postseismic deformation. The spectacular postseismic deformation following the large Nankaido earthquake of 1946 yields for the asthenosphere a viscosity of 5 x 10(19) poise and a 50 percent relaxation of the shear modulus. Large thrust type earthquakes may provide, in the future, a new method for exploring the rheology of the earth's upper mantle.

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