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Acoustic Tomography for Reservoir Surveillance

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J.H. Justice
J.H. Justice
Mobil R&D Corporation
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M.E. Mathisen
M.E. Mathisen
Mobil R&D Corporation
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A.A. Vassiliou
A.A. Vassiliou
Mobil R&D Corporation
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S. Singh
S. Singh
Mobil R&D Corporation
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P.S. Cunningham
P.S. Cunningham
Mobil R&D Corporation
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J.R. Bulau
J.R. Bulau
Mobil R&D Corporation
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Published:
January 01, 1991

Abstract

As significant new hydrocarbon reserves become increasingly difficult to find, it may be true that our greatest potential resource for future development lies in our existing reservoirs. In order to fully exploit these remaining resources, attention is now being directed to the reservoir as a domain worthy of serious study and planning. Reservoir characterization in the future will incorporate the contributions of many disciplines in an effort to build accurate reservoir models and to update these models as new data sets are acquired and interpreted. These models, in turn, serve as a basis for planning optimal field development and management strategies.

An important role in this effort will lie with imaging technologies which can sense beyond the borehole and into the interwell volume. Cross borehole seismic tomography is a technology which shows promise of providing useful information on the interwell volume at reservoir scale. Future applications may lie in EOR monitoring as well as in reservoir characterization and description. When properly used, it may represent an important adjunct to other technologies for reservoir management

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AAPG Special Publication

The Integration of Geology, Geophysics, Petrophysics and Petroleum Engineering in Reservoir Delineation, Description and Management

Robert Sneider
Robert Sneider
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Wulf Massell
Wulf Massell
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Rob Mathis
Rob Mathis
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Dennis Loren
Dennis Loren
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Paul Wichmann
Paul Wichmann
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
ISBN electronic:
9781629811192
Publication date:
January 01, 1991

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