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Production Geophysics

Published:
January 01, 2010

Abstract

Geophysics has become an integral part of field production activities. Geophysical data frequently are used to solve specific reservoir problems, to monitor saturation and pressure changes, and to create and adjust reservoir models. That situation represents a significant change in the past decade. Prior to that, geophysical operations typically were completed before any significant production activity occurred. Furthermore, as development wells were drilled, the exploration teams dispersed to new projects. The increase in geophysical applications during production has been brought on by the aging of the existing inventory of oil fields and the volatility of oil prices. The petroleum industry recognizes the need for a dramatic improvement in its ability to characterize the distribution of reserves and the flow paths that choke hydrocarbon recovery rates or lead to early water breakthrough.

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Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Methods and Applications in Reservoir Geophysics

David H. Johnston
David H. Johnston
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William L. Abriel
William L. Abriel
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Farrukh I. Ahmad
Farrukh I. Ahmad
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Alistair R. Brown
Alistair R. Brown
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Ian G. Jack
Ian G. Jack
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Kyle T. Lewallen
Kyle T. Lewallen
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Colin D. MacBeth
Colin D. MacBeth
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Sankar K. Muhuri
Sankar K. Muhuri
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Michael A. Payne
Michael A. Payne
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James S. Schuelke
James S. Schuelke
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Robert E. Sheriff
Robert E. Sheriff
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Kenneth M. Tubman
Kenneth M. Tubman
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John R. Waggoner
John R. Waggoner
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Michael J. Wilt
Michael J. Wilt
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Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Volume
15
ISBN electronic:
9781560802174
Publication date:
January 01, 2010

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