Enhancing oil and gas production from fractured reservoirs increases the need to image fracture systems through the study of wide-azimuth, surface, P-wave seismic data. Although it is understood that reservoir complexity could be diagnosed through seismic anisotropy studies, a remaining technical challenge involves maximally exploiting seismic attribute sensitivities to improve mapping of the spatial distribution of subsurface fractures.

Here, we present a case study of mapping a possible fracture network using wide-azimuth ocean-bottom cable (OBC) seismic data recorded over a Middle East offshore production field. The results shown in this paper demonstrate the potential for obtaining detailed fracture information and...

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