In late-stage field development, operators need a seismic image that provides insight for reservoir surveillance and monitoring of complex enhanced oil-recovery schemes. Such technology-driven production strategies demand accurate reservoir characterization—data on volumetrics, fluid movement, water flood conformance, continuity and connectivity. Here, quality 4D seismic data is instrumental. The FairfieldNodal ZLoF® node, short for Z Life of Field, is an ideal solution for ongoing reservoir monitoring.
A superior image with high repeatability.
With the increasing costs of production in deepwater reservoirs, the need for frequent seismic monitoring to optimize recovery and budget is greater than ever. Frequent seismic surveys allow you to increase recovery and boost production rates through optimal wellbore placement, EOR monitoring and improved reservoir characterization.
Problem is, 4D must be repeatable, have a small footprint and be able to influence operational decisions quickly. Streamers can't provide these things. And entrenched cabled permanent reservoir monitoring (PRM) systems are risky, unreliable, and often cost-prohibitive. All of this limits your ability to economically characterize the reservoir. That’s where we come in.
Newly developed by FairfieldNodal, ZLoF® (short for Z Life of Field) offers autonomous-node 4D seismic on-demand—and a low-cost alternative to entrenched PRM systems. Low on maintenance and high on reliability, this paradigm-shifting technology offers numerous advantages over both cabled and streamer systems
A flexible, cost-effective alternative to PRM.View the technical specs of the FairfieldNodal ZLoF reservoir monitoring node.
- Little technical installation risk — no cables, pipeline crossing or trenching
- Low operational footprint — no ties to production facilities
- Excellent repeatability for detecting subtle 4D changes
- High reliability at lower cost — nodes can be replaced if necessary
- High vector fidelity, good coupling, and high signal-to-noise ratio for superior imaging
- Flexibility — nodes can be moved or added to as development plans change
- Monitor survey costs are low, single-vessel operations