Cseg Published Guidelines for Standard Deliverables from Microseismic Monitoring of Hydraulic Fracturing1
2014. "Cseg Published Guidelines for Standard Deliverables from Microseismic Monitoring of Hydraulic Fracturing", Microseismic Imaging of Hydraulic Fracturing: Improved Engineering of Unconventional Shale Reservoirs, Shawn Maxwell
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The recent expansion of microseismic monitoring of hydraulic fracturing has created a need for standardized deliverables. Standardization will facilitate proper archiving of both data and reports, enable opportunities for efficient and effective reprocessing, and support industry exchange and trading of data. The Chief Geophysicists Forum of the CSEG formed a Microseismic Subcommittee with a remit that includes development of microseismic standards. This document describes suggested guidelines and minimum requirements for standardized microseismic deliverables. The focus of the document is borehole-based monitoring of hydraulic fracturing, although many of the aspects also apply to surface and shallow array monitoring, more general long-term reservoir microseismic monitoring applications, and other monitoring technologies such as tiltmeters.
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Microseismic Imaging of Hydraulic Fracturing: Improved Engineering of Unconventional Shale Reservoirs
Microseismic monitoring is the key technology to image hydraulic fractures. With the recent industry focus on unconventional resources and the associated need for effective hydraulic fracture treatments to stimulate flow, microseismic monitoring has become a commonplace technology in the geophysical community. Microseismic has long been a niche geophysical technology to image fracturing, but the expansion of the technology over the last decade is evident by the increasing number of workshops, papers in various publications, and the sheer number of papers and associated dedicated sessions at the SEG annual meeting. This work aims to provide a practical user guide for survey design, quality control, interpretation, and application of microseismic hydraulic fracture monitoring. The book is intended to provide a comprehensive educational resource for microseismic hydraulic fracture imaging, with a focus on practical tips for executing a successful microseismic project. Limitations of the data and potential pitfalls are emphasized throughout.