Time-lapse 3D seismic monitoring was conducted in the Japan Canada Oil Sands Limited (JACOS) Hangingstone steam-assisted-gravity-drainage (SAGD) operation area in Alberta, Canada, to delineate steam-affected areas. The time-lapse surveys, acquired in February 2002 and March 2006, show distinct response changes around the SAGD well pairs. In addition, 3D P-SV converted-wave processing and analysis were applied on the second 3D data set (recorded with three-component digital sensors) for a reservoir characterization study.

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