Manika Prasad

Research Associate, Department of Geophysics

Stanford University

Mitchell Building, room B51

Stanford, CA 94305-2215

phone: (650) 723-8547

alt. phone (650) 723 0166 (lab)

fax: (650) 723-1188

email: manika.prasad@stanford.edu

URL: http://pangea.stanford.edu/~manika/manika.html


LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

PDF files of most publications available at: http://pangea.stanford.edu/~manika/manikapub.html)


Books


Papers


Expanded Abstracts


Submitted


In Preparation


Reports


Invited Talks


Conferences


Published Papers

2004

1.      Prasad, M., *Zimmer, M., Bonner, B., Berge, P., Measurement of velocities and attenuation in shallow soils, to appear in Near-Surface Geophysics Volume II: Case Histories, Soc. Expl. Geophys., Tulsa, OK

2.      Du Bernard, X., Prasad, M., Reinstaedtler, M., The effect of cementation on the seismic properties of sandstones: to appear in Acoustical Imaging (pdf file)

3.      Marsaglia, K. M., Fukusawa, H., Cornell, W. C., Skilbeck, C. G., Meyers, P. A., Prasad, M., Klaus, A., Eustatic Signals in Deep-Marine Sedimentary Sequences Recovered at ODP Site 978, Alboran Basin, Western Mediterranean Sea: to appear in Journal of Sedimentary Research.

2003

4.      Prasad, M., 2003, Correlating Permeability with Velocity using Flow Zone Indicators: Geophysics, v. 68, #1, 108 - 117. (The expanded abstract of this paper was ranked amongst the top 25 from a total of 587 papers in the 1999 SEG Annual Meeting) (pdf file)

5.      *Flodin, E., Prasad, M., and Aydin, A., 2003, Petrophysical Constraints on Deformation Styles in Aztec Sandstone, Southern Nevada, USA, to appear in Pure and Applied Geophysics, v. 160, #9, 1589 – 1610. (pdf file)

6.      *Vanorio, T., Prasad, M., Nur, A., 2003, Elastic Properties of Dry Clay Mineral Aggregates and Clay – Water Suspensions: Geophys. Jour. Intl., v. 155, #1, 319 – 326. (pdf file)

7.      Diallo, M., Prasad, M., Appel, E., 2003, Comparison between experimental results and theoretical predictions of P-wave velocity and attenuation at ultrasonic frequency, Wave Motion, 37, 1–16. (pdf file)

8.      *Diaz, E., Prasad, M., Mavko, G., Dvorkin, J., 2003, Effect of glauconite on the elastic properties, porosity, and permeability of reservoir rocks: The Leading Edge, vol. 22, no. 1, 42-45. (pdf file)

2002

9.      Prasad, M., 2002, Acoustic measurements in sands at low effective pressure: Overpressure detection in sands: Geophysics, v. 67, #2, 405 – 412. (pdf file)

10.  Prasad, M., Reinstaedler, M., Nur, A., Arnold, W., 2002, Quantitative acoustic microscopy: Applications to petrophysical studies of reservoir rocks: Acoustical Imaging 25, Kluver Publications. (pdf file)

11.  *Vanorio, T., Prasad, M., Nur, A., Patella, D., 2002, Ultrasonic velocity measurements in volcanic rocks: correlation with microtexture: Geophys. Jour. Intl., v. 149, #1, 22 – 36. (pdf file)

12.  Prasad, M., Kopycinska, M., Rabe, U., and Arnold, W., 2002, Measurement of Young’s modulus of clay minerals using Atomic Force Acoustic Microscopy, GRL, Vol. 29, #8, 13-1 – 13-4. (pdf file)

13.  *Zimmer, M., Prasad, M., Mavko, G., 2002, Pressure and porosity influences on Vp-Vs ratio in unconsolidated sands: The Leading Edge, vol. 21, no. 2. (pdf file)

14.  Mukerji, T., Dutta, N., Prasad, M., and Dvorkin, J., 2002, Seismic detection and estimation of overpressures Part I: The rock physics basis: CSEG Recorder, v. 27, #7, 34-57.

15.  Dutta, N., Mukerji, T., Prasad, M., and Dvorkin, J., 2002, Seismic detection and estimation of overpressures Part II: Field Applications: CSEG Recorder, v. 27, 58-73.

2001

16.  Prasad, M., Dvorkin, J., 2001, Velocity to porosity transforms in marine sediments: Petrophysics, v. 42, #5, 429 – 437. (pdf file)

17.  Prasad, M., 2001, Mapping impedance microstructure in rocks with acoustic microscopy: The Leading Edge, vol. 20, no. 2, 172-179.

2000 (pdf file)

18.  Prasad, M., Manghnani, M. H., Wang, Y., Zinin, P., Livingstone, R. A., 2000, Acoustic microscopy of Portland cement mortar aggregate/paste interfaces: Journal of Materials Science, v. 35, 3607-3613. (pdf file)

1999

19.  Dvorkin, J., Prasad, M., Sakai, A., Lavoie, D., 1999, Elasticity of marine sediments: Rock Physics Modeling: GRL, v. 26, no. 12, 1781-1784. (pdf file)

20.  Duerrast, H., Siegesmund, S., Prasad, M., 1999, Structural damage evaluation of natural building stones: Potential and limitations of ultrasonic diagnosis (in German), Sonderbd.: Marmor als Werk- and Denkmalgestein, Z. dt. geol. Ges., v. 150, nr. 2, 359-374.

21.  Livingston, R. A., Manghnani, M., Prasad, M., 1999, Characterization of Portland cement concrete microstructure using the scanning acoustic microscope, Cement Concrete Research, v. 29, nr. 2, 287-291.

1997

22.  Prasad, M., Manghnani, M. H., 1997, Effects of pore and differential pressures on compressional wave velocity and quality factor on Berea and Michigan sandstones: Geophysics, 62, no.4, 1163-1176. (pdf file)

1994

23.  Prasad, M., Manghnani, M. H., Siegesmund, S., 1994, Velocity and attenuation characteristics of selected KTB core samples: Scientific Drilling, 4, 221-231.

1992

24.  Prasad, M., Meissner, R., 1992, Attenuation mechanisms in sands: Laboratory versus theoretical (Biot) data: Geophysics, v. 57, #5, 710-719. (pdf file)

Books and Book Chapters

1.      Prasad, M., Nur, A., Mavko, G., Dvorkin, J., 2001, Acoustic properties of petroliferous liquids: Chapter 8 in Handbook Elastic Properties of Solids, Liquids, and Gases, Volume IV: Elastic Properties of Fluids: Liquids and Gases, eds. Levy, Bass, and Stern, Academic Press.

2.      Prasad, M., Nur, A., Mavko, G., Dvorkin, J., 2001, Acoustic properties in rocks saturated with petroliferous liquids: Chapter 9 in Handbook Elastic Properties of Solids, Liquids, and Gases, Volume IV: Elastic Properties of Fluids: Liquids and Gases, eds. Levy, Bass, and Stern, Academic Press.

3.      Manghnani, M. H., Prasad, M., Zinin, P. V., Wang, Y., Balogh, J., Deb, S. K., Lemor, R., 2001, Characterization of microstructure and interfacial properties of advanced ceramic composites by ultrasonics, scanning acoustic microscopy and Raman spectroscopy: in Nondestructive Characterization of Materials, X, eds. Green et al., Elsevier Science Ltd., New York.

4.      Singh, B. P., Prasad, M., 1990, The Solid Earth: in Pebbles on the Beach, A Course book for Adult Education, UBS Publishers, Bombay, India.

Expanded Abstracts (past three years)

2003

1.      Prasad, M., Nur, A., 2003, Velocity and attenuation anisotropy in reservoir rocks: Expanded Abstracts of 2003 SEG Annual Meeting, Paper RP 2.3

2.      Prasad, M., Mukerji, T., 2003, Analysis of Microstructural Textures and Wave Propagation Characteristics in Shales: Expanded Abstracts of 2003 SEG Annual Meeting, Paper RP 2.2.

3.      Prasad, M., Olsen, C., Bilal, A., Fabricius, I., 2003, Principal Component Analyses of Well Logs in Carbonates from the North Sea: Expanded Abstracts of Carbonates Workshop at the 2003 SEG Annual Meeting.

4.      *Vega, S., Prasad, M., Mavko, G., Nur, A., 2003, Intrinsic and textural anisotropy in sands: Expanded Abstracts of 2003 SEG Annual Meeting, Paper NSG 3.4.

5.      *Vega, S., Mukerji, T., Prasad, M., Mavko, G., Nur, A., 2003, Image analyses of textural anisotropy in sands: Expanded Abstracts of 2003 SEG Annual Meeting, Paper NSG 3.1.

6.      Dvorkin, J., Walls, J., Tutuncu, A., Prasad, M., Nur, A., Mese, A., 2003, Rock Property Determination Using Digital Rock Physics: Expanded Abstracts of 2003 SEG Annual Meeting, Paper RP 2.5.

7.      Keehm, Y., Mukerji, T., Prasad, M., Nur, A., 2003, Permeability Prediction from Thin Sections using the Lattice-Boltzmann Flow Simulation: Expanded Abstracts of 2003 SEG Annual Meeting, Paper RP 2.7.

8.      Prasad, M., *Zimmer, M., *Vega, S., Bryar, T., 2003, Wave propagation studies in sediments, 2003 INRA Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City.

2002

9.      *Zimmer, M., Prasad, M., Mavko, G., 2002, Velocity – Pressure trends in sands from ultrasonic P- and S-wave velocity measurements: SAGEEP expanded abstract. This paper received the best student paper award at the 2002 Annual SAGEEP convention.

10.  Dutta, N. C., Zimmer, M., Prasad, M., 2002, Rock Physics based Overpressure Detection: AAPG Expanded Abstracts, AAPG Annual Convention, Houston.

11.  Prasad, M., 2002, Experimental Rock Physics: The Past and the Future: AAPG Expanded Abstracts, AAPG Annual Convention, Houston.

12.  *Diaz, E., Prasad, M., Gutierrez, M. A., Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., 2002, Effect of glauconite on the elastic properties, porosity, and permeability of reservoir rocks: AAPG Expanded Abstracts, AAPG Annual Convention, Houston. This paper received the best student paper award at the 2002 Annual AAPG convention.

13.  *Zimmer, M., Prasad, M., Mavko, G., 2002, Empirical velocity – pressure and porosity – pressure trends in unconsolidated sands: Expanded Abstracts of 2002 SEG Annual Meeting.

2001

14.  *Diaz, E., Prasad, M., Dvorkin, J., Guiterrez, M., and Nur, A., 2001, Rock Physics of Glauconite and Glauconitic Sandstone Reservoirs: AAPG Expanded Abstracts, Annual Convention, Denver.

15.  Prasad, M., Nur, A., 2001, Impedance Microstructure of Kerogen in Organic Rich Shales: AAPG Expanded Abstracts, Annual Convention, Denver.

1999

16.  Prasad, M., 1999, Correlating Permeability with Velocity using Flow Zone Indicators: Expanded Abstracts of 1999 SEG Annual Meeting. This paper was ranked amongst the top 25 from a total of 587 papers in the 1999 SEG Annual Meeting

17.  Manghnani, M., Prasad, M., et al., 1999, Characterization of microsctructure and interfacial properties of advanced ceramic composites using scanning acoustic microscopy: IEEE conference on Non-Destructive Testing, Japan.

1998

18.  Prasad, M., 1998, Empirical Trends in velocity and quality factor properties of reservoir rocks: Expanded Abstracts of 1998 SEG Annual Meeting.

1997

19.  Prasad, M., 1997, Applications of acoustic microscopy to petrophysical studies of reservoir rocks: Expanded Abstracts of 1997 SEG Annual Meeting.

20.  Mukerji, T., Prasad, M., Mavko, G., Manghnani, M.H., 1997, Velocity dispersion: Evaluating fluid and fast path effects from ultrasonic data and scanning acoustic microscope images: Expanded Abstracts of 1997 SEG Annual Meeting.

21.  Livingston, R., Manghnani, M.H., Prasad, M., 1997, Characterization of Portland cement concrete using a scanning acoustic microscope: Materials Research Society 1997 Expanded Abstracts.

1996

22.  Prasad, M., Manghnani, M. H., 1996, Velocity and impedance microstructural anisotropy in reservoir rocks: Expanded Abstracts of 1996 SEG Annual Meeting.

Submitted:

1.      *Vanorio, T., Prasad, M., Nur, A., Patella, D., Rock physics constrained modeling of Campi Flegrei, to GJI

2.      Prasad, M., Burkhard, D. J. M., Scanning acoustic microscopy of basaltic glasses: submitted to GRL.

3.      Fu, S. S., Tao, C., Prasad, M., Wilkens, R. H., Frazer, N., Compressional wave velocity and attenuation in carbonate sands, Waikiki, Hawaii: JASA (in review).

In Preparation:

·         Prasad, M., Nur, A., Seismic history of the Harappan civilization with special reference to the Bhuj earthquake for Nature.

·         Prasad, M., and Nur, A., Impedance microstructure and rock physics properties of kerogen-rich shales as a function of maturation, for AAPG Bulletin.

·         Prasad, M., Manghnani, M. H., Nur, A., Elastic and anelastic anisotropy in selected chalks and limestones: for Geophysics.

·         Prasad, M., and Nur, A., Acoustic and depositional properties of fluviatile sandstones: for GJI.

·         *Vega, S., Prasad, M., Mavko, G., Stress-induced velocity anisotropy in sands for GRL.

·         *Diaz, E., Prasad, M., Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., Effect of glauconite on the elastic properties, porosity, and permeability of reservoir rocks for the AAPG Bulletin.

Reports (past three years):

·         2000: Petrophysical measurements of porosity, permeability, and velocity under elevated pressures and their rock physics relations in the Hibernia and Ben Nevis formations. Final Report: For Hibernia Oil company.

·         2000: Petrophysical measurements of porosity, permeability, and velocity under elevated pressures and their rock physics relations in the Apiay formations. Final Report: For Ecopetrol.

·         1997: Final report on the petrophysical and transport properties of sandstones from the DRC oilfields: To Daqing Oil Company

·         1994-96: Rock physics and microstructural studies of carbonate rocks: To Amoco and Phillips Oil Company.

·         1990: Attenuation and velocity measurements on sands with theoretical considerations of contact radius effects on it: Application of the absorption of seismic waves in hydrocarbon exploration, Industry consortium on “Attenuation of Seismic Waves”: DGMK-Project 386, DGMK, Hamburg.

Invited Talks (past three years):

·         2003: Improved lithology interpretation of well logs based on acoustic waveforms calibrated by laboratory measurements: Geological Survey of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.

·         2003: Principal Component Analyses of Well logs in Carbonates from the North Sea: Danish Technical University, Kgs Lyngby, Denmark.

·         2003: Scanning Acoustic and Atomic Force Acoustic Microscopy: Principles and Applications: Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research, Kalpakam, India.

·         2003: Seismic (elastic) properties of sediments: Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, India.

·         2002: Elastic modulus of Clay minerals: Heiland Distinguished lecture: Colorado School of Mines

·         2001: Atomic Force Acoustic Microscopy and Scanning Acoustic Microscopy of Rocks: Physics Department, University of Nevada at Reno

·         2001: Current topics in rock physics: Geosciences Department, University of Kiel, Germany

·         2001: Applications of Atomic Force Acoustic Microscopy and Scanning Acoustic Microscopy to Rock Physics: IzfP, University of Saarbrücken, Germany

·         2001: Tectonic activity in the Harappan civilization, Joint NSF-DST symposium on the seismotectonics of the Bhuj earthquake held in New Delhi, India

·         2000: Linking Impedance Microstructure to Seismic Properties: New Trends in Rock Physics for Reservoir Characterization: Chevron Petroleum Technology Company, San Ramon

·         2000: Current topics in Rock Physics for the Oil Industry: Oil and Natural Gas Commission, Mumbai, India.

Conference Organization (past three years):

·         AGU 2003 Fall Meeting: “Characterization and monitoring of subsurface parameters and properties in the laboratory”.

·         AAPG 2002: “ Rock Physics: The Missing Link between Geology, Geophysics, and Production”.

·         AGU 2002 Fall Meeting: “Geophysical properties of soils at near-surface conditions”.

·         AGU 2001 Fall Meeting: “Measurements and Modeling of Marine Sediments”.

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