Diffraction imaging for fracture detection Sergey Fomel (University of Texas at Austin) Evgeny Landa (OPERA) and M. Turhan Taner (Rock Solid Images) SUMMARY____________________________________________________________ EAGE 69 th Conference & Exhibition — London UK 11 - 14 June 2007 INTRODUCTION Naturally fractured reservoirs are an important target for the oil industry. Such reservoir development requests information about the fractures obtained from seismic data. Usually this information comes from the effective media theories that predict a general elastic behaviour of a solid containing many inhomogeneities whose sizes are small (Grechka and Kasprov 2006). It is assumed that because of a small size (much


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