This paper presents a field development case study of a gas storage field in Pennsylvania within a fractured reservoir. Integration of multiple data sets was required for the project's success. During the study, the interpretation of 3D isofrequency seismic volumes, generated through spectral decomposition, was shown to be the key step in this data integration. The interpretation of these isofrequency volumes successfully identified previously unresolved subtle structural features, which controlled the natural fracture system. The existence of these subtle structural features was subsequently confirmed with eight horizontal gas storage wells. Accurate characterization of a fracture trend requires the integration of seismic data, available well data, surface geology, drilling, and production data. This study was performed to develop the Oriskany reservoir in the Steckman Ridge underground gas storage field located in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. This field had undergone rapid depletion during its primary production phase. During the early portion of the study, the reservoir was determined to be a type 1 fractured reservoir with little to no gas storage available in the sandstone matrix. Multiple data types were acquired and integrated to detect and characterize the structural features that compose the reservoir. Isofrequency volumes, developed through spectral decomposition of 3D seismic data over the field, helped identify and map subtle shear faults that proved to be controlling the location and orientation of the dominant fracture trend in the field. Horizontal boreholes, needed to convert the field from gas production to gas storage, were planned and drilled based on this seismic interpretation. The existence of these shear faults, their location, and their orientation were confirmed by image logs acquired along the length of six horizontal gas storage boreholes. Additionally, flow tests performed to determine gas deliverability supported this interpretation.

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