Geophysical Reservoir Monitoring (GRM) of reservoirs relies on frequent time-lapse observations with high survey repeatability. This technology is a key enabler for maximising the oil recovery of oil and gas fields.
The GRM technology aims at understanding and updating the knowledge of producing reservoirs. This is achieved through mapping the movement of fluid and pressure fronts and fluid contacts during production and injection.
The combination of production monitoring with repeated seismic acquisition and geological and reservoir information provides reliable estimates of static and dynamic reservoir parameters.
The purpose of this lecture is to provide an overview of the importance and the benefit of time-lapse seismic in the case of the Snorre oil field in the North Sea.
The lecture will first review the Geophysical Reservoir Monitoring history in Statoil. We will share our experience on 4D processes, resources allocation and overall monitoring strategy. The lecture will also cover challenges in understanding the 4D responses and value creation. Finally we will look at how we push the GRM technology towards higher use of quantitative results.
About the lecturer
Cedric Fayemendy is currently Principal Geophysicist with Statoil working in the Snorre Petec Unit in Stavanger, Norway. He is also a member of Statoil’s Geophysical Reservoir Monitoring (GRM) implementation team.
He holds a master degree in Geophysics (1998) from University of Paris VI. He joined Statoil in 2010 after spending 12 years in the oil industry working with Schlumberger and ConocoPhillips.
Who should attend
This lecture should be of interest to geoscientists working with reservoir management. It will be of special interest for those who wish to gain an insight in the use and value of time lapse seismic.