Fracturing Technology: Microseismic mapping - The geological factor

Sherilyn Williams-Stroud, Peter M. Duncan

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Microseismic frac monitoring during reservoir production and injection has become an area of great interest, leading to a number of new developments. Microseismic mapping leads to a realistic picture of the rocks and how they are responding to the fluid volumes, tremendous pressure, and proppant volumes. High complexity failure mechanism around well bore also needs interpretation before to be used effectively for drilling and stimulation programs. Combining two technologies often lead to better results, like fracture modeling using structural analysis and fracture mapping using microseismic monitoring. Hydraulic fracture treatment is an answer to questions like symmetrical fracture about the bore. Basin deformation also takes place whereas efforts are been made to focus on integrating wellbore information, microseismic data, and reservoir simulation with geologic context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Specialist publicationHart's E and P
StatePublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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