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A New Approach Towards Optimized Passive Seismic Survey Design with Simultaneous Borehole and Surface Measurements

Maity, Debotyam and Aminzadeh, Fred
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With the increasing potential for use of multiple microseismic arrays in hydraulic fracturing and waste water injection programs for shale reservoirs, there is a need to look into a standardized scheme for optimizing the design and layout of the different arrays so as to improve upon the observations, processing and interpretations which can be made through each of the individual or the combined arrays. The aim is to maximize the information that can be gleaned from the data collected through these arrays in order to obtain the best possible results during the actual stimulation through improved (high resolution) event mapping, source mechanisms, velocity, stress and other property estimates, etc.


AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90162©2013 Pacific Section AAPG, SPE and SEPM Joint Technical Conference, Monterey, California, April 19-25, 2013