4DPRM Technologies Team presents the new fundamental Approach for the oil&gas  prospecting  and development based on the  natural or artificial fractures.  The  Approach is called Four Dimensional Permanent Reservoir Monitoring  Approach (4DPRM Approach).

The  4DPRM Approach includes two  types of seismic 4DPRM methods:  4D active seismic  methods and  4D passive microseismic  methods.

logofrThe first suite of the 4DPRM  active seismic methods performs the  mapping of the pre-existing or natural fractures, based on the imaging of  Diffractivity, Reflectivity, Impedance,  DIP, AVO,Open Angle,  Frequency, MVA  etc . This suite of methods is called the  FracturePRM and includes the multi dimensional spectral method  CSPD   and  the full vector decomposition method VPRTM. 

logomsrThe second suite of  the 4D passive microseismic  methods  uses the induced seismicity and performs the mapping   of artificial fractures. This suite of methods is called the  MicroSeismicPRM (MSPRM) and includes  method for Short-Term monitoring   ST-MSPRM (Multistage Hydraulic Fracturing) and method for Long-Term monitoring  LT- MSPRM  ( Waterflooding,  Estimation of  Drainage Area,  Underground Gas Storage)

4DPRM Approach is the basis for realizing  a Grand Challenge Project:    “Smart Oil Field Project”   which  is designed to optimize the cost of the development the  hydrocarbon fields and includes, in particularly, the Technology Smart Horizontal Drilling“.

The Smart Oil Field Project based on the:

One of the implemented 4DPRM technologies, extremely relevant today, is Smart Horizontal Drilling (SHD) technology for optimizing the horizontal drilling schemes in order to maximize production rates, at the stage of design development with subsequent mapping of the Multistage Hydraulic Fracturing (MSHF).

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