Microseismic monitoring during fracturing

Refine your reservoir model as you drill into the targeted zone

Even the best reservoir models and fracture designs need to be calibrated and refined as more data becomes available. Microseismic monitoring during fracturing operations helps to quantify stimulated reservoir volume (SRV), refine well spacing, and adjust pumping operations in real time to prevent accidental communication into unwanted zones or nearby faults.

By first simulating the fracturing program with the Baker Hughes MFrac™ fracture simulation software and then monitoring hydraulic fracturing operations with Magnitude microseismic services, distributed temperature sensing (DTS) production logging, and geomechanical modeling, operators can capture data critical to improving production from the target zone and to “close the loop” in the reservoir model.

By capturing key reservoir data during exploration, appraisal, and development of a shale reservoir, analysis and monitoring can continually improve the effectiveness and efficiency of wells by

  • Optimizing the lateral length and fracture spacing required for optimum drainage
  • Clarifying the orientation, complexity, and interaction between fractures

Additional applications of microseismic technology, coupled with fracture simulation software, enhances operational knowledge and leads to continuous improvement in frac performance.

Develop your shale reservoirs with confidence

You can continuously improve your reservoir understanding—and your profitability—with the comprehensive portfolio of Baker Hughes and CGG. For more information contact your Baker Hughes or CGG representative.

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