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Technical Paper: Shallow Water Flow Prediction Using Prestack Waveform Inversion of Conventional 3D Seismic Data and Rock Modeling

Society: Other
Paper Number: 1497323
Presentation Date: 2002
 

Abstract

Shallow water flow (SWF) layers are frequently encountered in deepwater areas when drilling into poorly consolidated geopressured sands (Figure 1). These sands, when flowing, can cause extensive damage to a borehole. More than $200 million has been lost to date for remediation and prevention of SWF problems in the Gulf of Mexico. Lately, this problem has also been a concern in many other deepwater clastic basins in the world.

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