SEAM Pressure Prediction

Pressure Prediction and Hazard Avoidance through Improved Seismic Imaging

SEAM's Pressure Prediction project focuses on using data to solve the industry's most pressing problems.


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SEAM Pressure Prediction: Pressure Prediction and Hazard Avoidance through Improved Seismic Imaging will evaluate and advance current methodologies for pre-drill pressure and hazard prediction.

The research consortium provides a collaborative forum where industry experts prioritize current challenges in the use of seismic velocity models to construct pre-drill pore pressure forecasts for well planning. These challenges are used to design a comprehensive earth model and to "acquire", through state-of-the-art computer simulation, benchmark data sets to be used by industry for quantifying risk and uncertainty associated with velocity models derived from current and future state-of-the-art in seismic acquisition, processing and imaging.

Though the focus will be Gulf of Mexico Deepwater, the resultant advances in pressure prediction technology and methodology will be more broadly relevant. SEAM Pressure Prediction commenced in late 2014 and is expected to last 2 to 3 years.

SEAM Time Lapse Pilot

Following the launch of the Pressure Prediction project in 2014, there has been a significant extension of the project, funded separately by the U.S. Department of Energy through the National Energy Technology Laboratory , which models 4D changes in pore pressure during a plausible production scenario. This is a small, simple, quick version of SEAM LoF that was completed at the end of 3Q16.

Learn more about the SEAM Time Lapse Pilot

SEAM Pressure Prediction Presentations

View the presentation from the SPE/AAPG/SEG Pore Pressure Workshop held in March 2014 in San Antonio, TX.

View presentations from the Industry Planning Meeting held in April 2014 in Houston, TX.

SEAM Pressure Prediction Participants

SEAM Pressure Prediction Participants
Pressure Prediction Prospectus

For more information, view the SEAM Pressure Prediction Prospectus (PDF).

Pressure Prediction Membership Agreement

Download and complete the Membership Agreement (PDF) to become a part of SEAM Pressure Prediction.

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