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Integrated Assessment of InSAR and Passive Seismic Monitoring, Addressing Caprock Integrity within a SAGD ProjectNormal access

Authors: C. Hindriks, S. Azri, K. Bisdom and R. Rahmoune
Event name: Fifth International Conference on Fault and Top Seals
Session: Novel Use of Geophysics for Seal Analysis
Publication date: 08 September 2019
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201902314
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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This extended abstract describes a study explaining and demonstrating a method to identify spatial and temporal changes in fault stability from a combined assessment of InSAR and micro-seismic monitoring data. The method uses reservoir deformation inferred from InSAR data to stochastically model a micro-seismic catalogue which is compared to the measured catalogue. Discrepancies and variations in space and time between the modeled and measured catalogue are addressed by variations in stochastic parameters that are related to fault proximity, fault activation and reservoir strain. Knowledge on the transient behavior of these parameters aid in highlighting high risk zones and planning for future reservoir development options.

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