Technology at Work: Mapping fractures in real time ///

New fracture-mapping technologies allow direct measurement of fracture parameters that were previously only modeled or assumed. Every diagnostic technology has its limitations, and the most notable has been the need for a nearby offset monitoring well – until now. Although offset well tilt-mapping is well understood and has been used by Pinnacle Technologies on more than 600 frac treatments in the past three years, tilt-mapping from within the treatment well brings a new set of challenges.

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