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Workshop Description

This workshop will focus on new and innovative ways to estimate, interpret and exploit 4D signals. The format will be invited presentations and participant discussion.
4D seismic is recognised as crucial for the development of many hydrocarbon fields across the world. Its uses are wide-ranging; from qualitative anomaly mapping to quantitative geomechanical and reservoir model updating. Classically, this information is extracted from full stack amplitude changes and/or time shifts. There are, however, significant challenges in both estimating and understanding our 4D signals, especially in a quantitative sense.

During this workshop, we will cover the following topics:

  • What can we get from pre-stack time-lapse?
  • How to estimate the overburden time-lapse signal reliably?
  • How to use unconventional time-lapse signals (e.g. spectral decomposition, attenuation, anisotropy, broadband)?
  • Is it possible to extract time-lapse shear wave information?
  • Inverting time-lapse: sensible regularization, prior constraints and advanced methods
  • Time-lapse limitations and uncertainties: when to be quantitative and when to be qualitative?
  • How to deal with noisy 4D?


To showcase new methods of extracting information from 4D seismic and share experiences of using such information in field development.


Session 4D in the Overburden



WS02-A01 Keynote - Opportunities and Challenges in 4D Interpretation

P. Hatchell (Shell) & D. Chalenski* (Shell)

10:00 Discussion session

WS02-A02 4D Forward Modelling to Optimize a Closed-loop Seismic Reservoir Monitoring Work-flow

D.I. Hill* (WesternGeco), D. Lowden (WesternGeco), S. Sonika (WesternGeco), M. Paydayesh (WesternGeco), V. Dimova (WesternGeco), K. Westeng (Schlumberger) & K. Eggenberger (WesternGeco)


WS02-A03 Monitoring Changes in the Overburden – Some Observations from Using Various 2D and 3D Seismic Time Lapse Data Sets

K. Haavik (Norwegian University of Science & Technology) & M. Landrø* (Norwegian University of Science & Technology)


WS02-A04 Estimating Overburden Velocity Changes from Pre-stack Time Shifts Using Linear Tomography

J.A. Edgar* (Total E&P UK Limited) & T.D. Blanchard (Total E&P UK Limited)

10:55 Discussion session
11:10 Coffee break
Session Unconventional 4D Signals

WS02-B01 Keynote - 3D and 4D Imaging Using a Non-destructive Ambient Noise Seismic Interferometry

N.M. Shapiro* (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP)), S. Singh (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP)), A. Mordret (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP)) & G. Tomar (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP))

11:50 Discussion session

WS02-B02 A Well-to-seismic Interpretation of Interwell Connectivity Using Well Behaviour Data and 4D Seismic Surveys

Z. Yin* (Heriot-Watt University), C. MacBeth (Heriot-Watt University) & R. Chassagne (Heriot-Watt University)


WS02-B03 Effective Imaging of Reservoir Fluid Changes

C. MacBeth* (Heriot-Watt University)


WS02-B04 Measurement and Potential Applications of Time-lapse Attenuation

T.D. Blanchard* (Total E&P UK Limited) & J.A. Edgar (Total E&P UK Limited)

12:45 Discussion session
13:00 Lunch break
Session Inverting 4D and Using Pre-stack Seismic

WS02-C01 Keynote - Application of Full Wavefield Inversion to 4D Seismic Data - Workflow and Field Data Examples

G. Chen* (ExxonMobil Exploration Company), P. Routh (ExxonMobil Exploration Company), X. Lu (ExxonMobil Exploration Company), M. Helgerud (ExxonMobil Exploration Company), S. Lazaratos (ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company) & D. Johnston (ExxonMobil Production Company)

14:20 Discussion session

WS02-C02 Full Elastic Non-linear Inversion the Key to 4D

A. Gisolf* (Delft Inversion)


WS02-C03 An Engineering-consistent Bayesian Scheme for 4D Seismic to Simulator Inversion

S. Tian* (Heriot-Watt University) & C. MacBeth (Heriot-Watt University)


WS02-C04 Engineering Consistent Constraints for the Inversion of Changes in Pressure and Saturation on Ekofisk

M.Y. Wong* (Heriot-Watt University), C. MacBeth (Heriot-Watt University) & A. Bertrand (ConocoPhillips Norge)

15:15 Discussion session
15:30 Coffee break
Session Limitations, Uncertainties and Dealing with Noise

WS02-D01 Keynote - 4D Seismic, Noise, Residues and Uncertainties

C. Hubans* (Total)

16:10 Discussion session

WS02-D02 4D Reservoir Analysis beyond 1D Convolutions

A. Khalil (CGG), H. Hoeber* (CGG), A. Jafargandomi (CGG) & S. de Pierrepont (CGG)


WS02-D03 Quantifying Time-Lapse Seismic Signal Detection for the Otway Project Using Prestack Migration

M. Alajmi (Curtin University), A. Bona* (Curtin University) & R. Pevzner (Curtin University)


WS02-D04 Intra-survey Pressure Variations - Implications for 4D Seismic Interpretation

V. Omofoma* (Heriot-Watt University) & C. MacBeth (Heriot-Watt University)

17:05 Discussion session
17:20 Wrap-up and closing