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Multicomponent Processing and Analysis of a 3D/9C Survey over an Algal Mound Carbonate Reservoir in the Paradox Basin – Roadrunner Field, ColoradoNormal access

Authors: R. van Dok, J. Gaiser, P. La Pointe and R. Benson
Event name: EAGE/SEG Research Workshop - Multicomponent Seismic - Past, Present and Future
Session: Case Histories – Fractures and Shear Waves
Publication date: 05 September 2005
Organisations: SEG, EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 3.12Mb )
Price: € 20

Summary:
A35 MULTICOMPONENT PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS OF A 3D/9C SURVEY OVER AN ALGAL MOUND CARBONATE RESERVOIR IN THE PARADOX BASIN: ROADRUNNER FIELD COLORADO Summary 1 The Paradox Basin in southwestern Colorado contains several isolated carbonate reservoirs created by algal limestone buildups. These algal mounds are relatively straightforward to locate on conventional P-wave seismic data. The reservoirs however are generally not internally homogeneous and ultimate recovery depends on locating zones of increased porosity and permeability. In 2003 a nine-component (9-C) 3-D survey was acquired over the Roadrunner Field in the Paradox Basin northwest of the town of Tawaoc (Figure 1) in order


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