With over 25,000 stages monitored, over 50 BuriedArray installments, and work spanning 18 countries, MicroSeismic, Inc. has proven the successful application of surface and downhole microseismic monitoring across the world.


From completions evaluation services to hydraulic fracture mapping to reservoir monitoring, our passive monitoring services and advanced analysis products are unmatched in the marketplace.

    MSI Solutions-Services Tables 11-20-13

Completions Evaluation

Microseismic-based completions evaluation services include both a Descriptive and Predictive analysis to help understand productivity, minimize exploration risk, and save time and costs.  Our Descriptive Completions Evaluations Services offer the most complete and detailed description of the results of stimulation programs to help understand well spacing, improve treatments plans and help increase ultimate recovery. Our Predictive Completions Evaluation Services predict future production from the stimulated reservoir through a numerical production simulator all within a few days after hydraulic fracturing.  Learn more

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.  Learn more

Reservoir Monitoring

Reservoir monitoring is among the various applications for MicroSeismic, Inc.'s (MSI's) BuriedArray microseismic data acquisition service. Our BuriedArray data acquisition system provides a cost-effective and comprehensive method for monitoring long-term, dynamic changes in the reservoir associated with production and injection operations.  Learn more

Seismicity Monitoring

Seismicity Monitoring allows the operator to establish a baseline for naturally occurring seismicity before the startup of injection activities. Monitoring over the life of the asset helps to demonstrate proactive stewardship of field operations.  Learn more

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Acquisition Products

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.  Learn more

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 a greater understanding of the effectiveness of the stimulation treatment.  Learn more

Downhole Monitoring

MicroSeismic acquires downhole microseismic data with a string of geophones located in a monitor well proximal to the well being treated. Capabilities include single-well monitoring, multiple-well monitoring, combined FracStar surface and downhole monitoring, distance-separated array monitoring, and high-resolution or high-fold array monitoring.  Learn more

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Processing Technology


MicroSeismic offers its Passive Seismic Emission Tomography (PSET) technology to locate microseismic events precisely. 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:

  • PSET Alerting - Set alerts in real-time, on user-selected event types to trigger immediate notifications.
  • PSET Uncertainty Estimation - Customers can evaluate hypocenter uncertainty using the PSET Uncertainty attribute. The attribute helps customers understand the location uncertainty in a more quantitative way, and gain more confidence in results.
  • 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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PSET® Downhole

MicroSeismic’s proprietary PSET Downhole, the same imaging technology used in PSET 5.0, offers more robust and accurate event locations than traditional downhole processing via full-waveform imaging. This accuracy, combined with MicroSeismic’s industry leading experience in microseismic imaging, helps operators automatically evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment design and provides more objective processing, eliminating user bias. The reduced processing time improves field planning, saving time and lowering costs. 

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