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Time-lapse AVO Analysis of 3D Surface Seismic Data Sets from the Ketzin CO2 Storage Pilot Site, GermanyNormal access

Authors: M. Ivandic, C. Juhlin and S. Lüth
Event name: 77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2015
Session: Pore pressure & AVO-AVA Case Histories
Publication date: 01 June 2015
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201413303
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 2.92Mb )
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Time–lapse 3D surface seismic monitoring at the Ketzin CO2 storage pilot site has provided time–lapse images of the spreading plume, which has been interpreted as being caused by fluid saturation changes only. The integration of seismic AVO/AVA modeling and petrophysical experiments on core samples from the Ketzin reservoir support the interpretation of the field data by demonstrating that pressure has a rather minor impact on the seismic amplitudes at the Ketzin site. In this study Amplitude Variation with Offset (AVO) analysis has been applied to the baseline and the latest 3D repeat data set to investigate the real AVO response from the top of the sandstone reservoir after the injection of ~ 61 kT of CO2. The results show a good agreement with the modeling results, indicating that CO2 saturation effect dominates the time–lapse seismic signature.

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