CGG's experience with 4D began over 20 years ago when the industry was yet to be wholly convinced of the concept’s benefits. Since that time a succession of landmark projects have established CGG as the company of choice for 4D while highlighting the broadening range of reservoirs that can benefit from the use of 4D technology.
By its nature, 4D is interpretation-driven and requires accurate acquisition and processing to ensure that the bridge between a static and a dynamic reservoir model is robustly built.
CGG's understanding of these challenges is complemented by its unmatched resources to undertake 4D projects. Experience and expertise is already in place to ensure excellence during every stage of a project, from planning and design, through acquisition, processing and onto interpretation.
As we try to understand the workings of a diverse range of reservoirs in more detail, we need correspondingly diverse and specialized techniques and expertise to understand them.
CGG has the people, the technology and the experience to understand a field, whatever its challenges, whether it is a High-Pressure, High-Temperature (HPHT) reservoir or a shallow heavy oil project.
CGG has been involved in every facet of the 4D method's evolution and this has allowed a unique understanding of the full range of its potential. We have driven the development of 4D as a technology and have also been a key innovator in its application. 4D technology is now being deployed in other arenas where a full knowledge of the reservoir is key, areas such as gas storage and carbon sequestration.