Abstract

Previous work in hydraulic fracture performance identifies rock quality and completion quality as key drivers of good production; however, quantifying rock quality in a systematic method along the wellbore is a difficult task. Novel methodologies are developed for calculating rock-quality measurements along the wellbore using seismic data calibrated to geologic information encompassing petrophysical and geomechanical parameters and merging these metrics with stage-level engineering observations. Far-field wellbore seismic attributes correlate with stage completion performance and are promising predictors for improved well design. Further, these integrated attributes may contribute to the fundamental understanding of the hydraulic fracturing process and to the development of more robust and powerful computation models of overall well performance.

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