THREE DIMENSIONAL FORWARD AND INVERSE SEISMIC MODELING OF COMPLEX OIL RESERVOIRS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 10886
Amount: $498,656.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
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Weidlinger Associates
4410 El Camino Real #110, Los Altos, CA, 94022
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Victor Pereyra
 Principal Investigator
 (415) 949-3010
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Abstract
THE PURPOSE OF THIS RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP NUMERICAL ALGORITHMS AND PROTOTYPE COMPUTER PROGRAMS FOR DETAILED STRATIGRAPHIC AND LITHOLOGICAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODELING OF OIL RESERVOIRS BY SEISMIC METHODS. THE ACCURATE, HIGH RESOLUTION DETERMINATION OF THE ELASTIC PROPERTIES OF THE RESERVOIR MATERIALS IS AN IMPORTANT STEP IN OBTAINING ROCK PROPERTIES OF DIRECT INTEREST TO THE ENGINEER IN RESERVOIR MANAGEMENT AND ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY TASKS. THIS PROJECT EXTENDS AND FURTHER DEVELOPS TECHNIQUES FOR CONSIDERING COMPLEX GEOLOGICAL STRUCTURES IN EXPLORATION SEISMOLOGY BY COMBINING NOVEL GEOMETRICAL MODELING, SOPHISTICATED WAVE PROPAGATION SIMULATION, SEISMIC RAY TRACING, FULL ELASTIC WAVE FINITE ELEMENT SOLVERS, AND NONLINEAR OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES.

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