MicroSeismic helps customers increase production and lower development costs through improved real-time decision making. Operators can accurately understand and react to the impact of treatment on the reservoir in real time.
MicroSeismic is the only provider of surface and downhole microseismic who can deliver real-time monitoring services anywhere in the world. Our expert team of analysts process massive amounts of data in real time by running the data through the patented Passive Seismic Emission Tomography (PSET®) technology and a proprietary Graphical User Interface (GUI). Specialists working on the job can locate and display fracture maps as the well is completed in real time. These results are delivered in our state-of-the-art MicroStar trucks and securely on the web to approved viewers anywhere in the world.
As the industry and technology leader, MicroSeismic has drastically improved the accuracy and reliability of real-time microseismic processing with advances such as automatic moment tensor inversion (AutoMTI), a machine learning algorithm for event editing, and anisotropic calibration. Many of MicroSeismic’s Completions Evaluation services can be provided in real time for on-demand improvements to frac coverage area, treatment optimization, and well productivity.
Why Monitor in Real-Time?
- Save money and improve production by optimizing each fracture treatment
- Empower completions engineers to improve fracture coverage area
- Allow for quick comparison of different fracture treatments
- Enable active monitoring of fracture extension to avoid geohazards and stay in zone
- Optimize well spacing and stage spacing for subsequent wells
Automatic Moment Tensor Inversion (AutoMTI)
At the core of MicroSeismic’s engineering applications is a robust technology called AutoMTI that precisely locates fractures and determines the source mechanisms in real time. This technology outputs information that both engineers and geophysicists trust.
- Allows for more accurate source mechanisms on all events
- Details moment tensor inversion in real-time
Real-Time Completions Evaluation
MircoSeismic’s proprietary technology even enables completions evaluation in real time. The rest of the industry is forced to wait weeks or months after the completion is finished to evaluate the discrete fracture network (DFN) to inform subsequent well strategies. However, because MicroSeismic has AutoMTI technology, the fracture models, SRV, EUR and stress analysis can be calculated in real time, enabling stage-by-stage completion optimization.
Real-time completions evaluation means operators can estimate wellbore productivity and ultimate recovery immediately after each stage. Adjustment of subsequent and adjacent completions becomes an intelligent process that is informed by the productivity and recovery estimates of stages completed just hours before. This means increased productivity and EUR for operators who use real-time completions evaluation.
Real-Time Drainage Visualizer
As part of MSI’s Real-Time Completions Evaluation workflow, MSI is utilizing a Real-Time Drainage Visualizer developed in collaboration with NarSysTech to provide a drainage forecast and assess treatment efficiency in terms of recovery. The Production Potential Model provides insights into wellbore interference and identifies by-passed reservoir in real-time to facilitate changes to the treatment resulting in increased production and ultimate recovery. To learn more and see FAQ’s, click here.
To learn more about real-time processing, please contact MicroSeismic.