With more than 15,000 stages monitored, 800 square miles of permanently deployed BuriedArray™ microseismic data acquisition arrays, and work spanning 11 countries, MicroSeismic, Inc. has both pioneered and proven the successful application of surface microseismic monitoring across the world.
From hydraulic fracture mapping to seismicity and reservoir monitoring, our passive monitoring services and advanced analysis products are unmatched in the marketplace.
Hydraulic Fracture Monitoring & Mapping
A team of experienced geoscientists and engineers work with our customers to provide interpretation of the results, and recommendations for optimizing future completions. Real-time results can help optimize a frac program during the job. Full analysis is delivered within a month, including: fracture mapping, geomechanical analysis, geocellular modeling, discrete fracture network creation, and an estimation of stimulated rock volume.
Reservoir monitoring is among the various applications for MicroSeismic, Inc.'s (MSI's) BuriedArray™ microseismic data acquisition service. Our BuriedArray™ service provides a cost-effective and comprehensive method for monitoring long-term, dynamic changes in the reservoir associated with production and injection operations.
Seismicity Monitoring allows the operator to establish a baseline for naturally occurring seismicity prior to the startup of injection activities. Monitoring over the life of the asset helps to demonstrate proactive stewardship of field operations.
FracStar™ Real-Time Surface Monitoring
MicroSeismic’s FracStar Surface Monitoring uses an easily deployed, retrievable, surface-located, radial geophone array to effectively monitor long laterals and pad drilling over large geographic areas. Each array design is customized for the operator’s specific area of interest, ensuring the highest quality dataset is obtained.
BuriedArray™ Permanent & Real-Time Shallow Subsurface Monitoring
MicroSeismic’s BuriedArray™ data acquisition deploys a permanent array of MicroSeismic designed geophone strings installed in the near-surface to monitor an area of more than 500 sq. miles (1,300 sq. km). BuriedArray monitoring service uses PSET technology to provide results that show how fractures are propagating during the well treatment. By determining source mechanisms, PSET processing provides greater understanding of the effectiveness of the stimulation treatment.
MicroSeismic offers its Passive Seismic Emission Tomography (PSET) technology to precisely locate microseismic events. This patented microseismic monitoring, mapping and analysis process employs beam steering to gather and sum the output, detecting event hypocenters with high accuracy.
In addition to PSET Monitoring, MicroSeismic also offers:
Set alerts in real-time, on user selected event types to trigger immediate notifications.
PSET-generated events sets are available for customer analysis through the MicroSeismic Reservoir Intelligence (MRI) portal. View events in 3D, online, via the PSET Viewer application.
PSET VTI (Vertical Transverse Isotropy)
An interactive calibration tool used to characterize anisotropic velocity models to produce clearer, more precise images of microseismic event locations.
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