A steam flood re-development of a mature field in the South of Oman is well underway with the first pattern of steam injection active since late 2008. The areal surveillance programme designed by a joint effort between Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and Shell International Exploration and Production (SIEP) includes the simultaneous recording of a variety of seismic methods of different resolution. The main purpose of the time-lapse work is to monitor the steam conformance and sweep efficiency as the steam is injected in this heavy oil reservoir over 1,000 m below surface. Key aspects of the data acquisition campaigns, state-of-the-art processing and time-lapse interpretation will be discussed. The ultimate objective of the programme is to evaluate the effectiveness of the techniques used in order to select the most appropriate and economically viable reservoir surveillance tools for full field deployment.

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