The primary goal of deepwater reservoir studies is to answer essential questions about the structures and formations in the area of interest. The finest studies integrate the measurements and interpretation processes that will deliver the maximum number of correct answers possible.
In deepwater exploration, there are few if any opportunities to rerun an operation. Acquiring data using complementary technologies and techniques builds confidence in the results. Combining seismic reflection data with resistivity contrasts and gravity add a new dimension to reservoir characterization.
Conditioning data for inversion and other processing is the first step needed for obtaining quality modeling of geophysical properties and reservoir characteristics. With advances in computer power, it is now possible to integrate data from multiple sources for a more complete and efficient analysis of deepwater structures.