Finding and eliminating bottlenecks in the hydrocarbon exploration process. By Seismic Micro-Technology
Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) faces both technology and staffing challenges as it bids to ramp up output in the coming years. How the country’s NOC tackles these obstacles falls on the shoulders of Khalid Al-Sumaiti, Deputy Managing Director of Exploration and Production Development.
We report on the Rumaila oilfield redevelopment project, the first long-term oil contract of the post-Saddam era.
Surface deformation monitoring can provide valuable constraints on the dynamic behaviour of a reservoir enabling the evaluation of volumetric changes in the reservoir.
Velocity measurements are available from a variety of sources, including well surveys (e.g. sonic log, vertical seismic profiling), velocity analysis (from seismic processing, e.g. stacking velocities, from seismic interpretation and well correlation, e.g. interval velocities), global crustal databases.