04577690 is referenced by 170 patents and cites 6 patents.

A method for identifying the location of the extent of travel of a combustion front following an in situ oil recovery operation employs a source of seismic energy and at least one seismic receiver for detecting seismic reflection signals from boundaries between subterranean formations on either side or opposite sides of such location. The properties of these seismic reflection signals are changed by the reduction in water saturation in the oil reservoir caused by the drying effect of the combustion front, and any such change is detected as an identification of the location of the extent of travel of the combustion front through the oil reservoir.

Title
Method of using seismic data to monitor firefloods
Application Number
6/601465
Publication Number
4577690
Application Date
April 18, 1984
Publication Date
March 25, 1986
Inventor
William L Medlin
Dallas
TX, US
Agent
George W Hager Jr
Michael G Gilman
A J McKillop
Assignee
Mobil Oil Corporation
NY, US
IPC
E21B 47/00
E21B 43/243
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