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  • Microseismic monitoring yields production optimization strategies for Marcellus shale

    Carl W. Neuhaus, Cherie Telker, Mary Ellison, Keith Blair

    Over the past decade, the use of microseismic monitoring, to optimize the completions and hydraulic fracturing stimulation treatments of complex unconventional reservoirs, has evolved into a widely accepted industry practice. The emergence of microseismic surveys has become especially pronounced in heavily fractured, ultra-low-permeability shale reservoirs, where the fractures created during hydraulic stimulation deviates greatly from the planar bi-wing textbook example that has long been the industry’s accepted image.

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2013 Fracturing Technology

2013 Fracturing Technology