Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
A new methodology for high resolution reservoir characterization is proposed. It combined the advantages of the surface seismic (low resolution, large coverage) and crosswell seismic (improved resolution, small coverage).;The process involves deconvolution of a low resolution signal (surface seismic traces) into a high resolution crosswell seismic trace. The problem has multiple solutions and an analytical solution is hard or difficult to be developed.;This project proved that it is possible to predict high-resolution crosswell seismic traces using low-definition surface seismic traces. The statistical comparison between the real and the synthetic crosswell seismic traces gives confidence that future work in this area worth the effort.;The ultimate goal of this work is to be a part of an intelligent tool that will be able to provide, based on surface seismic, a volumetric, detailed picture of rock and fluid characteristics across the field.
Luca, Gheorghe, "Toward high-definition reservoir characterization" (2001). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1200.