4D seismic to image a thin carbonate reservoir during a miscible C02 flood: Hall-Gurney Field, Kansas, USA

Abdelmoneam E. Raef, Richard D. Miller*, Evan K. Franseen, Alan P. Byrnes, W. Lynn Watney, William E. Harrison

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The movement of miscible CO2 injected into a shallow (900 m) thin (3.6-6m) carbonate reservoir was monitored using the high-resolution parallel progressive blanking (PPB) approach. The approach concentrated on repeatability during acquisition and processing, and use of amplitude envelope 4D horizon attributes. Comparison of production data and reservoir simulations to seismic images provided a measure of the effectiveness of time-lapse (TL) to detect weak anomalies associated with changes in fluid concentration. Specifically, the method aided in the analysis of high-resolution data to distinguish subtle seismic characteristics and associated trends related to depositional lithofacies and geometries and structural elements of this carbonate reservoir that impact fluid character and EOR efforts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-526
Number of pages6
JournalLeading Edge
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology


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