The Study of Anisotropy in Orientation of Fractures by Azimuth Distribution of Seismic Scattering Energy
A.S. Merzlikina, A.N. Bibik, A.A. Volkova, A.A. Tuzovskiy, V.V. Shilikov, G.V. Reshetova, V.A. Tcheverda and V.A. Pozdnyakov
Event name: 7th EAGE Saint Petersburg International Conference and Exhibition
Session: Dedicated session in memory of Sergey Goldin
Publication date: 11 April 2016
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The paper presents an approach to reconstruct dominant fracture orientation of the reservoir via azimuth variability of surface scattering seismic energy. The approach is validated for both synthetic and real field data. The approach can be applied for to optimize location of horizontal wells in order to ensure crossing the greatest number of fluid saturated fractures and, hence, maximize the influx.