Over the past 10 years, there has been a consistent increase in using 3D P-wave data to characterize fractures, which is critical for ensuring economic oil and gas production in tight formations of otherwise low permeability. Here, we present a case study of fracture detection using 3D P-wave seismic data from the Yellow River Delta in East China. The target formation is a naturally fractured mud-rock reservoir. The field site has been in production for more than 10 years; however, virgin pressure wells are still being drilled. The purpose of the survey was the remote identification, for future well planning,...

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