Time-Lapse Seismic Data Inversion Constrained by a Fluid-Flow Simulator for Reservoir Monitoring Applications
L. Liang, Neil Hurley, A. Abubakar and T.M. Habashy
Event name: Petroleum Geoscience Conference & Exhibition 2013
Session: 4D Seismic to Improve Reservoir Productivity
Publication date: 18 March 2013
Organisations: GSM, EAGE
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We present a fluid-flow constrained inversion approach for joint interpretation of time-lapse seismic data and production data. In this approach, the full-waveform seismic inversion is integrated into the conventional history matching process. Therefore, the interpretation of time-lapse seismic data is constrained by the fluid flow simulation in the reservoir, and it automatically takes into account both saturation and pressure effects. We use a synthetic crosswell example to demonstrate the advantage of this approach.