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Chapter from: SG 42:  Applications of Previous Hit3-DNext Hit Seismic Data to Exploration and Production

Edited by: 
Paul Weimer and Thomas L. David

E. O. Nestvold

Published 1996 as part of Studies in Geology 42
Copyright © 1996 The American Association of Petroleum Geologists.  All Rights Reserved.

*Editorial Note: Page numbers in this digital version (HTML and PDF) do not correspond to those of the hardcopy.
Otherwise, the two are the same.

OVERVIEW: The Impact of Previous Hit3-DNext Hit Seismic Data on Exploration, Field Development, and Production

E. O. Nestvold*

Nestvold, E. O., The impact of Previous Hit3-DNext Hit seismic data on exploration, field development, and production, in P. Weimer and T. L. Davis, eds., AAPG Studies in Geology No. 42 and SEG Geophysical Developments Series No. 5, AAPG/SEG, Tulsa, p. 1-8.

Three-dimensional (Previous Hit3-DNext Hit) seismic surveys have proved to be powerful tools for imaging the subsurface since their introduction in the mid-1970s. Today, Previous Hit3-DNext Hit seismic surveys demonstrate high cost/benefit ratios by reducing dry-hole risk and by providing better well placement for flow rates and drainage. Additional benefits include improved reserves estimates and shorter cycle times for appraisal and development project planning. Also, old fields with declining production profiles are being rejuvenated. Previous Hit3-DNext Hit seismic surveys are revolutionizing the geophysical industry, with far-reaching effects on the exploration and production business worldwide. With improvements provided by substantial investments in technology, Previous Hit3-DTop seismic surveys will play an even more significant role in field development and production strategies in the years to come.

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