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The Duri FieldSteam Flood—CPI Indonesia/Chevron/Texaco

January 01, 1997


This article describes a successful 4-D seismic pilot project in Duri Field, Indonesia, the site of the world's largest steamflood. Two baseline and six monitor 3-D seismic surveys were recorded over the same steam injection pattern between 1992 and 1995. Seismic analysis, thermal simulation, and acoustic modeling show the engineering relevance of these data and provide new insights into the seismic response of reservoirs during active steamflooding. Analyses of the data demonstrate that, for the Duri steamflood, the horizontal and vertical distribution of steam can be tracked over time. Based on these results, an economic feasibility study was conducted to investigate potential future application of 4-D seismic at Duri. Decision analysis tools then determined the impact of seismic monitoring for potential reservoir management and steamflood development. The study concluded that a large increase in the value of the steamflood could be realized if seismic monitoring were applied on a large scale. The pilot study led to the implementation of a large scale time-lapse 3-D seismic monitoring program, discussed in the companion article "Time-Lapse monitoring of the Duri steamflood: Application

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Time-Lapse Seismic in Reservoir Management

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