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Title: Use of INSAR in surveillance and control of a large field project

Abstract

In this paper, we introduce a new element of our [1] multilevel, integrated surveillance and control system: satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar interferometry (InSAR) images of oil field surface. In particular, we analyze five differential InSAR images of the Belridge Diatomite field, CA, between 11/98 and 12/99. The images have been reprocessed and normalized to obtain the ground surface displacement rate. In return, we have been able to calculate pixel-by-pixel the net subsidence of ground surface over the entire field area. The calculated annual subsidence volume of 19 million barrels is thought to be close to the subsidence at the top of the diatomite. We have also compared the 1999 rate of surface displacement from the satellite images with the surface monument triangulations between 1942 and 1997. We have found that the maximum rate of surface subsidence has been steadily increasing from -0.8 ft/year in 1988-97 to -1 ft/year in 1998-99. The respective rates of uplift of the field fringes also increased from 0.1 ft/year to 0.24 ft/year. In 1999, the observed subsidence rate exceeded by 4.5 million barrels the volumetric deficit of fluid injection.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
787150
Report Number(s):
LBNL-48544
R&D Project: G30010; TRN: AH200134%%185
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 21st Annual International Energy Agency Symposium, Edinburg, Scotland (GB), 09/19/2000--09/22/2000; Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; CONTROL SYSTEMS; FLUID INJECTION; INTERFEROMETRY; INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY; OIL FIELDS; RADAR; SATELLITES

Citation Formats

Patzek, T.W., and Silin, D.B. Use of INSAR in surveillance and control of a large field project. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Patzek, T.W., & Silin, D.B. Use of INSAR in surveillance and control of a large field project. United States.
Patzek, T.W., and Silin, D.B. Thu . "Use of INSAR in surveillance and control of a large field project". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/787150.
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abstractNote = {In this paper, we introduce a new element of our [1] multilevel, integrated surveillance and control system: satellite Synthetic Aperture Radar interferometry (InSAR) images of oil field surface. In particular, we analyze five differential InSAR images of the Belridge Diatomite field, CA, between 11/98 and 12/99. The images have been reprocessed and normalized to obtain the ground surface displacement rate. In return, we have been able to calculate pixel-by-pixel the net subsidence of ground surface over the entire field area. The calculated annual subsidence volume of 19 million barrels is thought to be close to the subsidence at the top of the diatomite. We have also compared the 1999 rate of surface displacement from the satellite images with the surface monument triangulations between 1942 and 1997. We have found that the maximum rate of surface subsidence has been steadily increasing from -0.8 ft/year in 1988-97 to -1 ft/year in 1998-99. The respective rates of uplift of the field fringes also increased from 0.1 ft/year to 0.24 ft/year. In 1999, the observed subsidence rate exceeded by 4.5 million barrels the volumetric deficit of fluid injection.},
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