Geometry Matching Technology of Non-Repeating Acquired Time-Lapse Seismic Data Processing

Qinghui CUI


Different from the normal time-lapse seismic technology, time-lapse seismic technology with non-repeating acquired data utilize existing multi-period seismic data with different geometries at different exploration period of the same area. Not only the change of reservoir parameters cause the property differences of two-period data but also the difference of geometries, this uncertainty has become a fundamental problem in application of time-lapse seismic technology. In order to solve this problem, this paper takes advantage of the 3D Gaussian beam simulating method for illumination analysis of reservoir model, then we analyzes the impacts of various parameters of geometry on receiving energy of reservoir, finally we put forward the main factors affecting imaging of reservoir : the distribution of offset and azimuth. Basing on this conclusion this paper established the work flow of geometry matching for non-repeating acquired seismic data. By processing real data in S block, this technology could effectively reduce the affects of geometry difference and obtain an obvious result, and also provide an idea to increase value of multi-period seismic data in old oil field.


Non-repeating acquisition; Time-lapse seismic; Geometry matching; Offset and azimuth

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