Frac-hits mapped by tube waves: A diagnostic tool to complement microseismic monitoring
- Zhao Zheng (Halliburton) | Henry Bland (Halliburton) | Sean Machovoe (Halliburton)
- Document ID
- Society of Exploration Geophysicists
- 2018 SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting, 14-19 October, Anaheim, California, USA
- Publication Date
- Document Type
- Conference Paper
- 2018. Society of Exploration Geophysicists
- Tube wave, Fractures, Microseismic, Unconventional, Hydraulic fracturing
- 4 in the last 30 days
- 109 since 2007
- Show more detail
This paper presents a method for detecting and analyzing tube waves recorded from a downhole geophone array as a hydraulic fracture grows toward and hits the observation well. Examples from both horizontal and vertical monitor wells are presented. An analysis of tube waves provides additional and independent fracture diagnostics data that can complement microseismic monitoring.
Presentation Date: Monday, October 15, 2018
Start Time: 1:50:00 PM
Location: 208A (Anaheim Convention Center)
Presentation Type: Oral
|File Size||341 KB||Number of Pages||5|
Ajisafe,F. O.,I.Solovyeva,A.Morales,E.Ejofodomi, andM. M.Porcu,2017,Impact of well spacing and interference on production performance in unconventional reservoirs, Permian Basin:Unconventional Resources Technology Conference,10.15530/URTEC-2017-2690466.
Awada,A.,M.Santo,D.Lougheed,D.Xu, andC.Virues,2016,Is that interference? A work flow for identifying and analyzing communication through hydraulic fractures in a multiwell pad:SPE Journal,21,10.2118/178509-PA.
Jacobs,T.,2017b,Frac hits reveal well spacing may be too tight, completion volumes too large:Journal of Petroleum Technology,69,35–38,10.2118/1117-0035-JPT.
Merkle,S.,J.Lehmann, andJ.Pyecroft,2013,Field trial of a cased uncemented multi-fractured horizontal well in the Horn River:Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTEC),10.1190/URTEC2013-138.
Sardinha,C. M.,C.Petr,J.Lehmann,J. F.Pyecroft, andS.Merkle,2014,Determining interwell connectivity and reservoir complexity through frac pressure hits and production interference analysis:SPE/CSUR Unconventional Resources Conference,10.2118/171628-MS.