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3D seismic in the mature onshore Dukhan fi eld: What is the value of new seismic data?Gold Open Access

Authors: A.B. Thomson, P. Van Baaren, H. Al-Ansi and A. Smart
Event name: IPTC 2007: International Petroleum Technology Conference
Session: A Changing World - Interdependence, Innovation and Implementation
Publication date: 04 December 2007
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Abstract, PDF ( 24.06Kb )

3D seismic data is recognized as a key tool in successful reservoir management. The existing Dukhan 3D seismic data is more than 15
years old and is of poor quality. 3D seismic technology has advanced signifi cantly in the last 15 years and the technical case for new data
appears to be strong. However, in a mature fi eld with more than 700 wells, the potential business impact of new 3D seismic data needs
to be carefully evaluated. QP undertook a seismic feasibility study in 2003 and concluded that the technical and business impact of new
data needed to be tested before any larger scale full-fi eld re-shoot could be considered.

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