Estreito field contains heavy oil and has been successfully cycled with steam since 1984. The first steam drive pilot was initiated in November 1998 in the standard pattern of the field.

A seismic survey to monitor the steam front was acquired six months after the pilot had begun.

This work intends to present the integration of the pilot results, the seismic survey and the numeric flow simulation as a way to manage a steam drive process.

The paper shows also the importance of 3D seismic activities to support the steam drive management in a large scale, creating possibilities of improvements and optimization.

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