Complex Analysis of Unconventional Shale Plays Using Integrated Workflow
V.P. Rybakov and G. Jones
Event name: 3rd EAGE International Geoscience Conference Tyumen 2013 - New Geotechnology for the Old Oil Provincies
Session: Special Seismic Technologies: Microseismic Monitoring, 3C Seismic, Azimuthal 3D Seismic Surveys
Publication date: 25 March 2013
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g zones is critical to assessing the economics of the acreage. Production comes mainly from targeting sweet spots in the reservoir that are characterized by clusters of natural fractures. Evaluating the density and structural orientation of the fracture systems is another critical factor. Detailed reservoir characterization based on all available data is an essential component of successful shale play exploration and development. Presented study provides the results of a successful implementation of multiple techniques used in the development of unconventional plays – post-stack seismic attributes to delineate fracture trends, new geosteering capabilities for optimal position of a drill bit and microseismic data analysis for assessing the stimulated rock volume resulting from hydraulic fracturing treatment.