Simulation of the Vertical-Vertical Controled Source Electromagtic Method
preprintposted on 05.03.2021, 20:38 by Danusa Souza, Victor Souza, Marcos Silva
Modeling of the Vertical-Vertical Controled Source Electromagtic Method (VVCSEM) on COMSOL Multiphysics. The VVCSEM method is, strictly speaking, an MCSEM (Marine Controlled Source ElectroMagnetic) that uses a vertical electric dipole as source, vertically oriented receivers, and time domain acquisition mode. Its main application is reservoir monitoring, reducing ambiguities encountered by conventional seismic and minimizing exploration risks in fields with complex geology. The present study shows the results of three-dimensional (3D) VVCSEM modeling built in COMSOL Multiphysics, aiming to analyze the electromagnetic field responses in different models and configurations. The VVCSEM proved to be efficient in detecting the proposed resistive anomalies, as expected and described in the literature.