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


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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