Three-dimensional interpretation of the marine CSEM data using joint iterative migration of electric and magnetic fields

M. S. Zhdanov, Takumi Ueda

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Abstract

Marine controlled-source electromagnetic (MCSEM) surveys have become widely used in off-shore petroleum exploration. However, the interpretation of the MCSEM data is a very challenging problem because of the enormous amount of computations required in the case of the multi-transmitter and multi-receiver data acquisition systems used in these surveys. In this paper we demonstrate that this problem can be solved using the method of electromagnetic migration. We extend the basic principles of electric field migration for the case of joint electric and magnetic field interpretation. A joint migration field is produced by back propagation within the conductive sea-bottom sediments of all electric and magnetic signals recorded in the receivers. We demonstrate that the joint migration of the EM field data provides a better quality image of the sea-bottom resistive structure (e.g., hydrocarbon reservoir) than the results of individual migration for the different (electric or magnetic) field components.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication69th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2007
Subtitle of host publicationSecuring The Future. Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2007
PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers
Pages542-546
Number of pages5
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781605601557
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event69th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2007. Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2007 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2007 Jun 112007 Jun 14

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Other69th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2007. Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2007
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period07/6/1107/6/14

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electric field
Electric fields
Magnetic fields
magnetic field
Backpropagation
Image quality
Transmitters
Data acquisition
Sediments
Crude oil
electromagnetic survey
Hydrocarbons
back propagation
hydrocarbon reservoir
data acquisition
petroleum
sediment
sea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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Zhdanov, M. S., & Ueda, T. (2007). Three-dimensional interpretation of the marine CSEM data using joint iterative migration of electric and magnetic fields. In 69th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2007: Securing The Future. Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2007 (Vol. 1, pp. 542-546). Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Three-dimensional interpretation of the marine CSEM data using joint iterative migration of electric and magnetic fields. / Zhdanov, M. S.; Ueda, Takumi.

69th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2007: Securing The Future. Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2007. Vol. 1 Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2007. p. 542-546.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Zhdanov, MS & Ueda, T 2007, Three-dimensional interpretation of the marine CSEM data using joint iterative migration of electric and magnetic fields. in 69th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2007: Securing The Future. Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2007. vol. 1, Society of Petroleum Engineers, pp. 542-546, 69th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2007. Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2007, London, United Kingdom, 07/6/11.
Zhdanov MS, Ueda T. Three-dimensional interpretation of the marine CSEM data using joint iterative migration of electric and magnetic fields. In 69th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2007: Securing The Future. Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2007. Vol. 1. Society of Petroleum Engineers. 2007. p. 542-546
Zhdanov, M. S. ; Ueda, Takumi. / Three-dimensional interpretation of the marine CSEM data using joint iterative migration of electric and magnetic fields. 69th European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition 2007: Securing The Future. Incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2007. Vol. 1 Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2007. pp. 542-546
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