Multicomponent seismic processing and interpretation have become disconnected in industry practice, hindering the ability to extract meaningful reservoir characterization conclusions. Integrating seismic processing with the final interpretation goals elevates the overall characterization that can be performed, and drives advancements in processing algorithms. The focus of this study is on converted-waves because of their high sensitivity to the azimuthal anisotropy caused by preferential fractures and differential stress, and ultimately because they provide a method of correlating hydraulic stimulation success to the enhanced permeability pathways created in the hydraulic completion process.

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