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The Use of Offset Well Micro-Seismic to understand Massive Hydraulic Fracture Characteristics in the Athel Formation in South Oman

M. Healey1, A. Jahdhami1, S. Busaidi1, S. Yarubi1, G. Stone1, and O. Quintero Sarmiento1



This paper will provide an overview of the successful micro seismic monitoring of a massive hydraulic fracturing operation in a field in South Oman. Integration of fracturing levels in the treatment well and the micro-seismic results from the monitoring well have enabled early integration and aided our understanding of massive hydraulic fracturing in the field. The early micro-seismic results from a number of fracture treatments has confirmed and improved our understanding of fracture length, height and direction and has been used to instantly enable optimisation of subsequent fracturing designs.


AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90188 ©GEO-2014, 11th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, 10-12 March 2014, Manama, Bahrain