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Fracture Characterisation Using Estimates of Shear-wave Splitting from Microseismic DataNormal access

Authors: J-M. Kendall, O. Al-Harrasi, J.P. Verdon, A. Wuestefeld and A. Al-Anboori
Event name: Second EAGE Passive Seismic Workshop - Exploration and Monitoring Applications 2009
Session: Reservoir Monitoring II
Publication date: 22 March 2009
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20146733
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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We summarize observations of shear-wave splitting from passive seismic monitoring in a range of petroleum settings. Such measurements are relatively rare, but the emerging picture is one of fracture-induced anisotropy where a number of factors control both spatial and temporal variations. These observations offer insights into the state of stress in a reservoir and can serve as a ground-truth for geomechanical models.

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