Jan. 28, 2019


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SPE-GCS Young Professionals would like to invite you to a technical session;

 

 

Hydraulic Fracturing Insights from Microseismic Monitoring

Recent Advances to Take Borehole-based Hydraulic Fracture Monitoring Further and Improve Reservoir Understanding and Performance

 

Most predictive models used by reservoir and production engineers to estimate recovery in stimulated wells are based on assumptions that naturally lead to oversimplified fracture geometry. Borehole-based real-time hydraulic fracture monitoring using induced microseismicity is a well established technique.  This technique is used to map developing hydraulically-induced fracture networks during stimulation campaigns and allows engineers to calibrate, with improved accuracy, various production models.

 

Following a basic review of the microseismic monitoring technology and the need for high-quality geophysics when acquiring and processing data, we highlight the pros and cons of one vs. several monitoring arrays and discuss the notions of sensitivity and vector fidelity as well as accelerometers vs. geophones. We present the results of a few microseismic monitoring campaigns performed in various environments highlighting the variability of the induced fracture systems to be expected during a stimulation or a re-stimulation program. We document how local stress field can vary along a lateral and how perforation strategies can be developed to maximize production.

 

We also illustrate that it is critical to integrate surface seismic data and microseismic data to detect potential geo-hazards unresolved by surface seismic data.  This technique is also used to verify interpreted fault geometries and allow on-the-fly changes in fracture stimulation design to maximize the reservoir volume effectively contacted by the stimulation treatment. We document how surface seismic-derived information may perhaps be used as a predictive tool when it comes to the potential development of a hydraulically induced fracture network. Finally, we will reveal leading-edge approaches that we have applied to analyze fracture network development and proppant placement.

 

 

 

***Lunch boxes and appetizers will be provided.***

 

 

Organizers

       
Elcin Aktas Osburg

Chair, YP Professional Events

Rice University aktaselc@yahoo.com
Sarath Ketineni

Coordinator, YP Professional Events

Chevron sarath.ketineni@chevron.com
Alfiya Nikolaeva

Coordinator, YP Professional Events

Schlumberger ashakirova@slb.com
Vivek Kesireddy

Coordinator, YP Professional Events

Mobilize vivekk@moblize.com

Featured Speakers

Speaker: Joël Le Calvez
Speaker Joël Le Calvez
Joël Le Calvez is a Schlumberger Geophysics Advisor and Microseismic Domain Expert in Houston. He works on development and commercialization of microseismic and borehole seismic products while heading a team of geophysicists, geologists and stimulation engineers working on various plays around the world. He has managed the Microseismic Services Answer …

Joël Le Calvez is a Schlumberger Geophysics Advisor and Microseismic Domain Expert in Houston. He works on development and commercialization of microseismic and borehole seismic products while heading a team of geophysicists, geologists and stimulation engineers working on various plays around the world. He has managed the Microseismic Services Answer Product Center and the borehole seismic processing and crosswell seismic groups in Houston since 2014. His main responsibilities are the processing and interpretation of data for geologic, geophysical and geomechanical applications. He also works with product centers defining and testing software programs and with research centers on defining and testing algorithms. Joël joined Schlumberger in 2001, and after several years in the field acquiring and processing seismic data, he led the microseismic processing and interpretation team in Dallas from 2008 until 2011. He then moved to Houston to manage the North America microseismic processing and interpretation center.


He earned a B.Sc. degree in mathematics and physics and a M.Sc. degree in geology and geophysicsc both from the Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France, a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies in tectonophysics from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris; and a Ph.D. degree in geology from the University of Texas at Austin, USA.

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Date and Time

Mon, Jan. 28, 2019

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

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Location

1600 Smith St
Houston, TX 77002
United States