Deconvolving permeability from time-lapsed seismic data

Colin MacBeth*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Single and two-phase 2D fluid flow equations are used to design a transformation procedure that evaluates horizontal permeability directly from time-lapse seismic data. The exact formula used depends on whether the seismic is predominantly sensitive to saturation or pressure changes. Tests are performed on synthetic and observed 4D seismic from a North Sea field, and illustrate the promise of this technique to deliver information directly for future integration with the reservoir model. The results suggest that pressure-controlled seismic is to be preferred over saturation-controlled for robust permeability estimation.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event2004 Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting - Denver, United States
Duration: 10 Oct 200415 Oct 2004


Conference2004 Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting
Abbreviated titleSEG 2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics


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