A 3D view of a reservoir with seismic integrated with geologic models, well logs, and a planned wellpath. Data courtesy Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center and U.S. Department of Energy.
The Seismic Reservoir Monitoring Approach
- Evaluation of reservoir properties variation due to production activities
- Detection of fluid migration changes over time with any potential influence from faults and fractures
- Detection of micro-seismic events over time to analyze the potential impact on the production process
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The Benefits of Leveraging a Reservoir Monitoring System
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4D Seismic Monitoring of Reservoir Change Through Visualization
Application of Real-Time Well Monitoring for Optimized Productivity
Microseismic Monitoring: Measuring the Effectiveness of Reservoir Stimulation
Time-Lapse Seismic Reservoir Monitoring: Simple Integration of Visualized Data
Utilizing Visual Analysis as a Monitoring Tool
Seismic reservoir monitoring requires the ability to analyze in greater depth, all the relevant subsurface attributes that may have the potential to impact the production process in the long run. With CoViz 4D, it is possible to make this analysis with the integration of a large volume of spatial and temporal datasets. It is possible to co-visualize the 3D/4D data and models, which helps an interpreter to recognize any temporal variations in the data.
- Identify changes in pressure, saturation, and fluid volume.
- Identify missed reservoir compartments as well as locate drained compartments.
- Optimize well placement to support maximum recovery.
- Reduce uncertainties in reservoir development and production.
CoViz 4D also provides seismic history matching capabilities which can be helpful in the seismic reservoir monitoring process. With the Sim2Seis module of CoViz 4D, engineers can create a synthetic seismic volume that asset teams can compare with actual seismic responses to facilitate the creation of a time-variant petroelastic model. The model can be used to identify areas that differ from the reservoir simulation and changes in reservoir conditions.
CoViz 4D: Minimize Uncertainty to Maximize Recovery
With the capabilities of CoViz 4D and its Sim2Seis module, it is now feasible to visualize an accurate simulation of the reservoir at its correct geospatial position and reflect its changing dynamics. The software enables multidisciplinary teams to collaborate for the identification of various data relationships and analyze the effect of attribute variation in the overall hydrocarbon production and recovery process. The provision for effective monitoring of reservoir conditions develops a detailed understanding which fosters asset teams’ capability of developing effective mitigation strategies to eliminate the potential risks and obstacles and ensure maximum recovery in a cost-effective manner.
CoViz 4D, a data visualization analytics software from Dynamic Graphics, Inc., gives geologists, geophysicists, and reservoir engineers the ability to easily access and combine all relevant data associated with subsurface environments. Powerful analytic capabilities enable users to explore data relationships, analyze the accuracy of depth conversion of 3D seismic, and visualize seismic well ties and velocity models to facilitate decisions that positively impact profit and reduce operational risk. To learn more about CoViz 4D contact our team.