VIDEO: Statoil Shows Permanent Reservoir Monitoring on Snorre and Grane Fields
One of the focus areas in Statoil’s technology strategy is to develop methods to improve reservoir monitoring and thus improve recovery.
The objective is to acquire even more extensive data to ensure more accurate drilling of both new and operated fields.
By acquiring new seismic data after a period of production, it is possible to observe the movement of gas and water in the reservoir and obtain an image of where the hydrocarbons were produced – and where there are any left.
Statoil is a world leader within increased oil recovery. Whereas operators on a world average recover 35 per cent of the oil, Statoil currently recovers 50 per cent of the oil from operated fields on the Norwegian shelf.
Subsea World News Staff, January 29, 2013; Image: Statoil