Resolution and measurement diversity are important parameters that help characterize the subsurface and help optimize reservoir management. While traditional well log data provide a variety of high-resolution measurements of the formation very close to the wellbore, surface-based methods provide larger investigation volume but coarser resolution. Crosswell measurements help to bridge the gap by imaging the inter-well space at reservoir scale.

Crosswell seismic data provide high resolution reflection images of reservoir architecture with resolution that is up to 10 times better than that of surface seismic data. Crosswell Electromagnetics (EM) expands the scale investigated by tradition al resistivity logging to deliver, a more extensive understanding of fluid distribution and movement at reservoir scale, away from the wells. Not only do these techniques complement each other, but integrating the measured data with conventional logs and surface data into the modeling workflow gives new insight into reservoir structure and fluid movement in the formation.

Recent surveys in various improved recovery projects show that these complementary measurements provide a new way to help subsurface teams accurately image geology and map injection fronts.

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