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Distributed Acoustic Sensing for Reservoir Monitoring with Vertical Seismic Profiling

Authors: Albena Mateeva, Jorge Lopez, Hans Potters, Jeff Mestayer, Barbara Cox, Denis Kiyashchenko, Peter Wills, Samantha Grandi, Kees Hornman, Boris Kuvshinov, Wilfred Berlang, Zhaohui Yang and Rocco Detomo

Journal name: Geophysical Prospecting

Issue: Vol 62, No 4, July 2014, pp. 679 – 692

Special topic: Vertical Seismic Profiling and Microseismicity Frontiers

DOI: 10.1111/1365-2478.12116

Copyright: EAGE

Summary

Distributed Acoustic Sensing is a novel technology for seismic data acquisition, particularly suitable for Vertical Seismic Profiling. It is a break-through for low-cost, on-demand, seismic monitoring of reservoirs, both onshore and offshore. In this article we explain how Distributed Acoustic Sensing works and demonstrate its usability for typical Vertical Seismic Profiling applications such as checkshots, imaging, and time-lapse monitoring.

We show numerous data examples, and discuss Distributed Acoustic Sensing as an enabler of seismic monitoring with 3D Vertical Seismic Profiling. Key words: Borehole geophysics, Acquisition, Seismics, Time lapse, Monitoring.

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