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A Practical Tool for Simultaneous Analysis of 4D Seismic Data, PEM and Simulation ModelNormal access

Authors: A. Briceño, C. MacBeth and M.D. Mangriotis
Event name: 79th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2017
Session: Reservoir Evaluation, Monitoring and Management
Publication date: 12 June 2017
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201700486
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 1.82Mb )
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One of the main focuses of the geoscience industry is to constrain reservoir models to 3D and 4D seismic data using quantitative workflows that are suitable for model updating and history matching. Seismic history matching (SHM) closes the loop and minimizes the misfit between the observed 4D seismic and that predicted by the reservoir model. A key problem in formulating this misfit function is a lack of understanding as to how uncertainties in the seismic data, petroelastic model and simulation model interact. This can lead to lengthy and time consuming workflows. This study presents a simple and interactive way of visualizing these uncertainties whilst optimizing the SHM. The approach is applied initially to a synthetic example, and then to two different field datasets from the UKCS and Norwegian Sea. The results demonstrate that qualitative updates can be successfully applied to the simulation model in the presence of uncertainty in the PEM and noise in the 4D seismic data.

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