Introduction to this special section: Time-lapse measurements

Colin MacBeth*, Reinaldo Michelena

*Corresponding author for this work

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review


    The idea of monitoring our reservoirs spatially in three dimensions with discrete snapshots (time-lapse measurements) along the production (or injection) time axis is extremely compelling but of course, as we have found, it is not as straightforward as one might initially anticipate. However, by persevering we have noted a long list of direct and indirect benefits too numerous to elaborate. The methods tell us how wells perform (particularly long-reach horizontals), how the field itself is responding to production and efforts to boost recovery, and greatly improve our understanding of the field in general.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1006-1007
    Number of pages2
    JournalLeading Edge
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2011

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geology


    Dive into the research topics of 'Introduction to this special section: Time-lapse measurements'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this