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Characterization of a steamed oil reservoir using cross-well seismology

Bjorn N. P. Paulsson, Michael E. Smith, Karla E. Tucker and John W. Fairborn
Characterization of a steamed oil reservoir using cross-well seismology
Geophysics: The Leading Edge of Exploration (July 1992) 11 (7): 24-32

Abstract

Cross-well seismic tomography is developing into an important tool for reservoir management, and within the last few years there have been some notable advances in out understanding its imaging capability. Tomography has evolved from its roots in medicine to encompass a broad range of geophysical applications (which include earthquake hypocenter location, mining, and nuclear waste disposal) in addition to oil field operations. The fundamental technical requirements for the latter have been demonstrated. High-frequency seismic waves capable of traveling long interwell distances can be generated without damaging the borehole, and mathematical inversion techniques can give reliable images as long as problems associated with nonuniform and incomplete sampling are handled correctly.


ISSN: 0732-989X
Serial Title: Geophysics: The Leading Edge of Exploration
Serial Volume: 11
Serial Issue: 7
Title: Characterization of a steamed oil reservoir using cross-well seismology
Affiliation: Chevron Oil Field Res. Co., La Habra, CA, United States
Pages: 24-32
Published: 199207
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1993-025280
Categories: Economic geology, geology of energy sourcesApplied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N35°40'00" - N38°04'60", W121°40'00" - W119°00'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 1993
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