Evaluation of Surface Subsidence in One of Iran’s Oil Fields Using INSAR Technique


Land subsidence due to slow compaction sediments is one of the most dangerous phenomena in nature. Human activities such as removal of hydrocarbons are among important environmental issues. While traditional mapping can determine the rate of subsidence factors in depression, modern techniques are used to reduce costs and increase quality of the results. The purpose of this study is to obtain reservoir subsidence accurately via INSAR technique in one of Iran’s oil fields. The rate of subsidence is significant and that’s why it has been studied. The results are quite consistent with the observed changes of the field production data. The results show that the INSAR method can be used extensively in industrial and research projects.

Keywords: surface subsidence, oil well, removal of hydrocarbons, production rates, INSAR