Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Earth Sciences Division Staff: Valeri A. Korneev

Valeri Korneev

Valeri A. Korneev

Staff Scientist

Geophysics Department

 

 

Phone: 510-486-7214

Fax: 510-486-5686

Email: vakorneev@lbl.gov

Biographical Summary

Valeri Korneev works as a Geological Staff scientist in the Earth Sciences Division of E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has been with Berkeley Lab since 1992.  He received a Masters degree in Geophysics from the Leningrad State University in 1978 and a Ph.D. degree in Geophysics from the same University in 1987. He worked from 1978 to 1990 with Physics Research Institute in St. Petersburg performing research in seismic wave propagation and data inversion. During 1990-91 he worked in University of California in Berkeley as a visiting professor. Valeri's research work is focused on finding and applying new wave propagation effects to solve a variety of problems associated with geophysical prospecting for oil and gas, detection of heterogeneities, and earthquake studies. His work includes field data acquisition and analysis, numerical modeling and interpretation, obtaining of analytical solutions and data inversion.  The approaches have included propagation of seismic waves in fluid-bearing reservoirs, resonant seismic emission of subsurface heterogeneities, microseismic earthquake precursors, seismic nonlinearity.

He is a member of SEG and AGU.

Research Interests

My research is devoted to a broad spectrum of topics related to development of new seismic methods for the needs of geophysical prospecting, structural engineering and earthquake safety. Problems addressed include:

  • Tunnel and UXO detection using resonant seismic emission.
  • Oil production stimulation.
  • Hydrocarbon reservoir imaging and monitoring.
  • Fracture detection and characterization.
  • Microseismic earthquake precursors.
  • Seismic stress changes monitoring.

Education

  • Ph.D. 1987 Leningrad University Graduate School of Geophysics
  • M.S. 1978 Leningrad State University, Department of Physics

Professional Experience

  • 2000 -Present:  Geological Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, USA
  • 1992-2000:  Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, USA
  • 1991-1992:  Research Associate, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
  • 1990-1991:  Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
  • 1986-1990:  Senior Research Scientist, Physics Research Institute, Leningrad State University
  • 1978-1985:  Research Scientist, Physics Research Institute, Leningrad State University