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Seismic-while-drilling in Kuwait; results and applications

Osman S. Khaled, Alaa M. Al-Ateeqi, Andrew R. James and Richard J. Meehan
Seismic-while-drilling in Kuwait; results and applications
GeoArabia (Manama) (December 1996) 1 (4): 531-550


During early 1994, Kuwait Oil Company and Schlumberger completed an extensive study of the Seismic-While-Drilling technique in two development wells in the Raudhatain field of North Kuwait. Seismic-While-Drilling records the energy radiated from a working drillbit (utilized as a seismic source), with receivers placed at the surface. This technology provides well seismic information such as checkshot and look ahead Vertical Seismic Profiling services at the wellsite, in real-time. The technique does not interfere with the drilling process nor does it require deploying any downhole hardware. The result of the study is that the Seismic-While-Drilling technique can work successfully in the Raudhatain field.

ISSN: 1025-6059
Serial Title: GeoArabia (Manama)
Serial Volume: 1
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Seismic-while-drilling in Kuwait; results and applications
Affiliation: Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait
Pages: 531-550
Published: 199612
Text Language: English
Publisher: Gulf Petrolink in Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain
References: 5
Accession Number: 1998-060016
Categories: Applied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. strat. col., sketch map
N28°30'00" - N30°00'00", E46°30'00" - E48°30'00"
Secondary Affiliation: Schlumberger GeoQuest, KWT, KuwaitSchlumberger Cambridge Research, GBR, United Kingdom
Country of Publication: Bahrain
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 199822
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