New methods boost 4D seismic role in reservoir management

Helene Veire, S. Reymond, C. Signer, P.O. Tenneboe, L. Soenneland Schlumberger Geco-Prakla Stavanger Seismic receiver network placed at the seabed to get high repeatability in 4D seismic (Fig. 1; photo courtesy BP FARM.) Seismic source monitoring system to check the repeatability of the seismic source signal (Fig. 2 [29,656 bytes]). Reservoir management today is a science of approximation when it comes to the rate and direction of fluid front movement. Optimal management requires up-to-date information throughout the entire reservoir volume. Access to the latest data on fluid distribution in a reservoir and knowledge of how the distribution i...

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