On a turbiditic deep offshore field covered by a recent yet conventional 4D baseline, a non-conventional route has been decided for the first monitor, to obtain seismic information related to dynamic heterogeneities but also better characterize reservoirs. The strategy decided for the first monitor (M1), one year after first oil, was to shoot broadband and process twice: - One 4D-dedicated processing mapped to conventional (with a Fast Track and a Full Processing phase) in order to match the baseline characteristics and obtain quality 4D signal to help understanding the early dynamic behaviour of the field. - One 3D broadband processing aiming to improve the existing seismic for reservoir characterization purposes. The superior resolution of the 4D signal over conventional data helps pushing the interpretation below the 3D resolution limits and has helped identifying sedimentary features which have confirmed the interpretation model but are also difficult to map accurately. Using the 3D broadband processing results, small scale geological details previously guessed from conventional data and locally underlined by 4D signal (but only at places impacted by changes in saturation and pressure), can now be seen more clearly: a more comparable resolution is achieved for 3D and 4D.


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