C&P: "Fracturing and Refracturing Insights from Microseismic Geomechanics"
Microseismic data has been used to qualitatively assess hydraulic fracture geometry for two decades. Recently, geomechanics has begun to be used to integrate the inelastic microseismic displacements with the large-scale hydraulic fracture displacements. This provides a much better understanding of the geometry of the hydraulic fracture network. Model predictions of microseismic activity can be compared with field data to calibrate geomechanical fracture models, estimate key metrics such as fracture geometry, proppant placement and refracture diversion efficiency, and demonstrate the effect of changed completion and stimulation practices such as stage and cluster spacing, fluid types, pump rates and proppant schedules.
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