Potential applications of time-lapse marine CSEM to reservoir monitoring

Olarinre Salako, Colin MacBeth, Lucy MacGregor, Eric James Mackay

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    Three different oil field production settings are identified where time-lapse marine CSEM could find reservoir monitoring application. One of these settings, low salinity water injection, is given particular attention in this work. We generate time-lapse CSEM amplitude data from a 3D fluid flow simulation model by converting the dynamic changes to resistivity changes, and then employing 1D–dipole forward modelling for an in-line acquisition geometry. We utilise a rock physics model that accounts for heterogeneity, and takes into consideration the time variations in the salinity and temperature profile to calculate the vertical resistivity for each simulator cell. The modelling uses as a guide a full field model for a North sea turbidite reservoir into which low salinity water is injected. Measuring the three amplitude components of the CSEM survey, it is concluded that time lapse CSEM has the potential to be used qualitatively to monitor the evolution of low salinity water injection.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication75th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2013
    Subtitle of host publicationChanging Frontiers: Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2013
    Place of PublicationHouten
    PublisherEAGE Publishing BV
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)9781629937915
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2013
    Event75th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2013 - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 10 Jun 201313 Jun 2013


    Conference75th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2013
    Abbreviated titleSPE EUROPEC 2013
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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