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4D Seismic history matching using information from the flooded zoneGreen Open Access

Authors: L. Jin, D. Weber, P. van den Hoek, F.O. Alpak and C. Pirmez
Journal name: First Break
Issue: Vol 30, No 7, July 2012 pp. 55 - 60
DOI: 10.3997/1365-2397.2012011
Language: English
Info: Article, PDF ( 1.21Mb )

We introduce a simplified way of using 4D seismic amplitude differences, without explicit full-physics modelling, in a history matching workflow that includes conditioning to both well production data and flooded-zone patterns derived from time-lapse seismic surveys. This approach reduces the complexity of the integration workflow, and speeds up the integration cycle. Examples from both synthetic and field cases demonstrate the success of the workflow.

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