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Interpretation of fractures and joint inversion using multicomponent seismic data; Marcellus Shale example

Yuan Shukun, Michael V. DeAngelo and Bob A. Hardage
Interpretation of fractures and joint inversion using multicomponent seismic data; Marcellus Shale example (in Multicomponent seismic interpretation, Bob A. Hardage (prefacer), Michael V. DeAngelo (prefacer), Diana Sava (prefacer), Donald Wagner (prefacer), Paul Murray (prefacer), Charlotte Sullivan (prefacer), James Simmons (prefacer), Dan Ebrom (prefacer), Dan Roche (prefacer) and Ran Zhou (prefacer))
Interpretation (Tulsa) (May 2014) 2 (2): SE55-SE62

Abstract

Evaluating and exploiting unconventional complex oil and gas reservoirs such as the Marcellus Shale gas reservoirs within the Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania, USA, have gained considerable interest in recent years. Technologies such as conventional 3D seismic, horizontal drilling, and hydraulic fracturing have been at the forefront of the effort to exploit these resources. Recently, multicomponent seismic technologies have been integrated into some resource evaluation and reservoir characterization activities of low-permeability rock systems. We evaluated how multicomponent seismic technology provides value to reservoir characterization in shale gas exploration. We improved fault interpretations and natural fracture identifications by means of P-SV (sub 1) and P-SV (sub 2) integrated interpretation. In addition, using P-P-/P-SV-joint inversion, we extracted key parameters, such as V (sub p) /V (sub s) ratio and density, that improve stratigraphic interpretation and rock-property descriptions of shale gas reservoirs.


ISSN: 2324-8858
EISSN: 2324-8866
Serial Title: Interpretation (Tulsa)
Serial Volume: 2
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Interpretation of fractures and joint inversion using multicomponent seismic data; Marcellus Shale example
Title: Multicomponent seismic interpretation
Author(s): Yuan ShukunDeAngelo, Michael V.Hardage, Bob A.
Author(s): Hardage, Bob A.prefacer
Author(s): DeAngelo, Michael V.prefacer
Author(s): Sava, Dianaprefacer
Author(s): Wagner, Donaldprefacer
Author(s): Murray, Paulprefacer
Author(s): Sullivan, Charlotteprefacer
Author(s): Simmons, Jamesprefacer
Author(s): Ebrom, Danprefacer
Author(s): Roche, Danprefacer
Author(s): Zhou, Ranprefacer
Affiliation: China University of Geosciences, School of Energy Resources, Beijing, China
Affiliation: Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, TX, United States
Pages: SE55-SE62
Published: 201405
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 22
Accession Number: 2015-006990
Categories: Structural geologyApplied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. chart, sects., sketch maps
N39°43'00" - N42°17'60", W80°31'60" - W74°40'00"
Secondary Affiliation: PGS Americas, USA, United StatesPacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA, United StatesION, USA, United StatesStatoil, USA, United StatesCimarex, USA, United StatesHalliburton, USA, United StatesBureau of Economic Geology, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 201504
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