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AAPG GEO 2010 Middle East
Geoscience Conference & Exhibition
Innovative Geoscience Solutions – Meeting Hydrocarbon Demand in Changing Times
March 7-10, 2010 – Manama, Bahrain

Remote Sensing-in-Aid to Geo-Scientists

Siddiq H. Al Balushi1; Issa S. Quseimi1; Ahmed S. Tabook1

(1) Exploration Geomatics, Petroleum Development Oman, Muscat, Oman.

Over the years the use of Remote Sensing (RS) in Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has evolved from being seen as providing general surface information images for seismic and engineering planning activities to an essential and cost effective tool to support many other added value E&P activities. With the increase in the number of Satellites and their spatial resolution and different type of sensors; accurate and detailed images can be acquired at a lower cost; this opened up new applications for Oil industries including high accuracy surface deformation monitoring. Satellite images /data and Aerial photos are used to provide overview of the regional geological setting, pre-and post plan 2D and 3D seismic surveys, engineering construction activities, selection of exploration well sites, monitoring environmental impact and pipeline transfer of hydrocarbons.

This paper demonstrate the varied application used in oil and gas activities including Surface Deformation Monitoring and Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) projects in support of reservoir surveillance and geological modelling.