Fracture systems can provide significant hydrocarbon storage and directional permeability so in many reservoirs their identification and characterization can be exploited to improve production and increase economic potential. For example, such information can be used to optimize production from horizontal wells by guiding their drilling perpendicular to aligned fracturing, which will generally provide higher yields than wells drilled parallel to fractures. Additionally fracture characterization could help guide waterflood-assisted production and identify compartments with good flow properties. Identification of such fracture systems is possible in 1D using core samples and well logs but, to fully optimize production of fractured reservoirs, it...

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