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Title: Recent advances show promise

Abstract

In recent years the development of marine four-component (4C) acquisition and processing technology has made it possible to use the technique in most geographical areas and in a wide range of water depths. Imaging of structures beneath gas clouds is a well-established application of this technology. Several 4C/3D surveys have been acquired lately, and more will be acquired in the near future to solve this particular problem. Geographically these surveys stretch from the Gulf of Mexico to the North Sea and various regions of the Asia-Pacific region. Imaging of low-impedance compressional (P) wave reservoirs is also gaining acceptance, and surveys have been shot or are planned in various parts of the world. Also encouraging is the fact that surveys have been shot with more ambitious goals like fracture detection and fluid discrimination. These applications may prove to be the biggest volume, but the industry still has a lot to learn in terms of processing and analysis. This paper describes when this technology can be used, its cost-effectiveness, and remaining challenges to its future development.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
PGS Reservoir (US)
OSTI Identifier:
20082196
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 20082196
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Hart's E&P
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1527-8322
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 02 PETROLEUM; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; OFFSHORE SITES; SEISMIC SURVEYS; SEISMIC P WAVES; SEISMIC S WAVES; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; USES; COST; NATURAL GAS DEPOSITS; PETROLEUM DEPOSITS

Citation Formats

Fromyr, E. Recent advances show promise. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Fromyr, E. Recent advances show promise. United States.
Fromyr, E. Mon . "Recent advances show promise". United States.
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title = {Recent advances show promise},
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abstractNote = {In recent years the development of marine four-component (4C) acquisition and processing technology has made it possible to use the technique in most geographical areas and in a wide range of water depths. Imaging of structures beneath gas clouds is a well-established application of this technology. Several 4C/3D surveys have been acquired lately, and more will be acquired in the near future to solve this particular problem. Geographically these surveys stretch from the Gulf of Mexico to the North Sea and various regions of the Asia-Pacific region. Imaging of low-impedance compressional (P) wave reservoirs is also gaining acceptance, and surveys have been shot or are planned in various parts of the world. Also encouraging is the fact that surveys have been shot with more ambitious goals like fracture detection and fluid discrimination. These applications may prove to be the biggest volume, but the industry still has a lot to learn in terms of processing and analysis. This paper describes when this technology can be used, its cost-effectiveness, and remaining challenges to its future development.},
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journal = {Hart's E&P},
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