Seismic attribute integration with production data by RGB fusion

Huang, Xuri (School of Geosciences and Technology, Southwest Petroleum University, China) | Lv, Yinmei (School of Geosciences and Technology, Southwest Petroleum University, China)


The integration of seismic with production data becomes more and more demanding in reservoir development. Traditionally, the integration either uses a seismic attribute to correlate with the production data or uses the reservoir model to reconcile with the production history, particularly in the area of time-lapse seismic. However, how to integrate 3D seismic with production data remains a challenge. In this paper, an RGB fusion of seismic attributes with production data is proposed. Instead of using three seismic attributes for the three base colors, R(red), G(green) and B(blue) for fusion, the new approach replaces one component, for example G, with the production data or a dynamic attribute. The production data are always at the well locations. In order to integrate with seismic attributes, the production data-based attribute, such as water-cut, is converted to an estimated spatial distribution over time. For history matching review purposes, a direct extraction of the dynamic properties from the simulation model can be applied. The estimated dynamic attribute, which is derived from either the production data or the simulation model, is integrated into the RGB fusion. Via visualization over time, it would be a good tool to compare the spatial variation of the production attribute with that of the seismic attributes. The proposed approach is applied to a mature field. It shows good consistency between the reservoir dynamics with the seismic attributes. This is helpful in understanding the dynamic behavior and the potentials by combining seismic attributes and production data.

Presentation Date: Monday, October 15, 2018

Start Time: 1:50:00 PM

Location: 209A (Anaheim Convention Center)

Presentation Type: Oral