Time-Lapse Monitoring of Subsurface Fluid Flow using Parsimonious Seismic Interferometry

Sherif Hanafy, Jing Li, Gerard T. Schuster

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A typical small-scale seismic survey (such as 240 shot gathers) takes at least 16 working hours to be completed, which is a major obstacle in case of time-lapse monitoring experiments. This is especially true if the subject that needs to be monitored is rapidly changing. In this work, we will discuss how to decrease the recording time from 16 working hours to less than one hour of recording. Here, the virtual data has the same accuracy as the conventional data. We validate the efficacy of parsimonious seismic interferometry with the time-lapse mentoring idea with field examples, where we were able to record 30 different data sets within a 2-hour period. The recorded data are then processed to generate 30 snapshots that shows the spread of water from the ground surface down to a few meters.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSymposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems 2017
PublisherSociety of Exploration Geophysicists
StatePublished - Mar 23 2017

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