Reservoir monitoring improves our understanding of reservoir behaviour and helps achieve more effective reservoir management and prediction of future performance with obvious economic benefits. It relies on an integrated approach involving both data collection and modelling. Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) is a satellite remote sensing technique that can provide surface deformation data with millimetre precision over large areas. The high spatial density of measurement points and the precision of displacement measurements, provided by InSAR, make it possibile to use ground displacement to get information on: (1) reservoir compaction/expansion and surface subsidence or uplift; (2) fault/fractures reactivation; (3) areas of possible well failure. In general, surface deformation measurements are another information layer in reservoir models, providing insight about where extracted fluids are drawn from and where injected fluids flow to: one of the most important questions in reservoir management.


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