Applying Microseismicity to Hydraulic Fracture Monitoring as a Tool to Improve the Understanding and Development of Tight Gas Reservoirs
J. H. Le Calvez, K. V. Tanner, L. Bennet, D. R. Sarver, W. D. Grant, I. Nizkous, F. L. Peterman, T. Creegan and L. McCarley
Event name: VI Annual International Conference and Exhibition - Galperin Readings 2006
Session: Case Histories of Integrated VSP and Seismic Surveys
Publication date: 26 November 2006
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Real time microseismic monitoring of the growth of the hydraulic fractures in treatment wells, implemented in StimMAP system, allows high accuracy direct measurement of frac system geometry (height, length and azimuth) during fracturing as well as obtaining of useful information concerning formation geophysical and geological properties, optimization and planning of further fracturing in the same region. This presentation gives brief review and comparison of existed methods of fracturing monitoring, explains basics of microseismic monitoring and shows case study applications of the method.