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Technical Paper: Seismic—Deep Reading Electromagnetics Integration Takes on Deep Water Risk

Society: SPE
Paper Number: 24490
Presentation Date: 2013
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Abstract

Deep water is a complex high-risk environment with no shortcuts to success. Formidable risks must be addressed and mitigated to meet deep water objectives. Cooperative and simultaneous joint inversion of seismic and deep reading electromagnetics (EM) provide a powerful tool for the risk mitigation process. This work gives case examples for the application of seismic-deep reading EM integration to locate the most promising deep water prospects, to reduce uncertainties and minimizing timescale and costs. It underlines the importance of using all available seismic and EM information in the integration of the data, including a rock physics framework to be either numerically derived or empirically calibrated at well locations.

We show that ‘state-of-the-art’ cooperative and simultaneous joint inversion of seismic and EM data are consistently proving to lower exploration risk while maximizing knowledge of the prospects in the deep Brazilian offshore where challenges, logistics, and costs can be formidable.

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