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Technical Journals

Cheng, L., Prasad, M., Michelena, R.J., Tura, A., Akther, S., Angelov, P.V., and Srinivasa, R.N., 2022, "Using rock-physics models to validate rock composition from multimineral log analysis": Geophysics, 87, MR49–MR62.


Michelena, R.J., Gilman, J.R., and Zahm, C.K, 2019, "Seismic, geologic, geomechanics, and dynamic constraints in flow models of unconventional fractured reservoirs: Example from a south Texas field”: The Leading Edge, 38, 116-122.


Michelena, R.J., Godbey, K.S., and Angola, O.G., 2017, “Integrated facies modeling in unconventional reservoirs using a frequentist approach: example from a South Texas field”: Geophysics, 82, B219-B230.


Michelena, R.J., Meng, H.Z., Godbey, K.S., and Gilman, J.R., 2015, “Seismic data key for flow simulation”: American Oil and Gas Reporter, 65-69.


Michelena, R.J., Godbey, K.S., Wang, H., Gilman, J.R., and Zahm, C.K., 2013, “Estimation of dispersion in orientations of natural fractures from seismic data: application to DFN modeling and flow simulation”: The Leading Edge, 32, 1502-1512.


Lynn, H. and Michelena, R.J., 2011, “Introduction to this special section: Practical applications of anisotropy”: The Leading Edge, 30, 726-730.


Michelena, R.J., Godbey, K.S., and Rodrigues, P.E., 2011, “Facies probabilities from multidimensional crossplots of seismic attributes: Application to tight gas Mamm Creek Field, Piceance Basin, Colorado”: The Leading Edge, 30, 62-69.


Michelena, R.J., Godbey, K., S., and Angola, O., 2009, “Constraining 3D facies modeling by seismic-derived facies probabilities: Example from the tight-gas Jonah Field”: The Leading Edge, 28, 1470-1476.


Guliyev, E. and Michelena, R.J., 2009, “Comparison of shear impedances inverted from stacked PS and SS data: Example from Rulison Field, Colorado”: The Leading Edge, 28, 1388-1393.


Michelena, R.J., Gilman, J.R., Angola, O., and Pasternak, I., 2009, “Infill well evaluations of Jonah Field tight gas: characterization and simulation of complex architectural elements”: First Break, 27, 73-81.


Michelena, R.J., Gilman, J.R., Angola, O., Uland, M., Meng, H., Fleming, C., 2007, “Geomodeling guides Jonah infill Wells”: The American Oil and Gas Reporter


D’Agosto, C., Marfurt, K. and Michelena, R.J., 2005, “Processing and geometric attribute analysis of 3D PS-converted waves”: The Leading Edge, 24, 512-514.


Gonzalez, E. F, Mukerji, T., and Michelena, R.J., 2003, “Near and far offset P-to-S elastic impedance for discriminating fizz water from commercial gas”: The Leading Edge, 22, 1012- 1015.


Alvarez, G., Sansó, B., Michelena, R., and Jiménez, J.R., 2003, “Lithologic characterization of a reservoir using continuous wavelet transforms'': IEEE Transactions in Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 41, 59-65.


Banchs, R., and Michelena, R.J., 2002, “From seismic attributes to pseudo well log volumes using neural networks: practical considerations”: The Leading Edge, 21, 996-1001.


Michelena, R.J., Donati, M. S., Valenciano, A. A. and D'Agosto, C., 2001, “Using multicomponent seismic for reservoir characterization in Venezuela”: The Leading Edge, 20, 1036-1041.


Gaiser, J., Moldoveanu, N., MacBeth, C., Michelena, R.J., and Spitz, S., 2001, “Multicomponent technology: the players, problems, applications, and trends”: The Leading Edge, 20, 974- 977.


Cores, D., Fung, G. M., and Michelena, R.J., 2000, “A fast and global two-point low storage optimization technique for tracing rays in 2D and 3D isotropic media”: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 45, p. 273-287.


Pérez, M.A., Grechka, V., and Michelena, R.J., 1999, "Fracture detection in a carbonate reservoir using a variety of seismic methods": Geophysics, 64, 1266-1276.

Wessolossky, A.M., Jiménez, J.R., Michelena, R.J., 1999, "How to combine seismic attribute maps: Applications in two Venezuelan fields": Visión Tecnológica, 7, 23-28. 


Michelena, R.J., González, E., and Capello de P., M., 1998, "Similarity maps: a new tool to summarize seismic attributes information": The Leading Edge, 17, 545-548.


Michelena, R.J., Harris. J., Muir. F., 1995, "Crosswell tomographic estimation of elastic constants in heterogeneous transversely isotropic media": Geophysics, 60, 774-783.


Ata, E. and Michelena, R.J., 1995, “Mapping distribution of fractures in a reservoir with P-S converted waves”: The Leading Edge, 14, 664-673.


Michelena, R.J., 1994, “Elastic constants of transversely isotropic media from constrained aperture traveltimes”: Geophysics, 59, 658-667.


Michelena, R.J., Muir, F., and Harris, J.M., 1993, “Anisotropic traveltime tomography”: Geophys. Prosp., 41, 381-412.

Michelena, R.J., 1993, “Anisotropic traveltime tomography”: Ph.D. Thesis, Stanford University.


Michelena, R.J., 1993, “Singular-value decomposition for cross-well tomography”: Geophysics, 58, 1665-1661.


Michelena, R.J. and Harris, J. M., 1991, “Tomographic traveltime inversion using natural pixels”: Geophysics, 56, 635-653.