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    • Analysis Of Microseismic Location Accuracy For Hydraulic Fracturing At The DWTI Site, Jasper, Texas 

      Rieven, Shirley; Rodi, William (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 1995)
      This report presents the results of a feasibility study designed to assess whether microseismic location techniques can provide enough accuracy and precision to enable a high resolution study of the spatial distribution ...
    • A Bayesian framework for fracture characterization from surface seismic data 

      Zamanian, S. Ahmad; Fehler, Michael; Burns, Daniel R. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2012)
      We describe a methodology for quantitatively characterizing the fractured nature of a hydrocarbon or geothermal reservoir from surface seismic data under a Bayesian inference framework. Fractures provide pathways for fluid ...
    • Double-beam stacking to infer seismic properties of fractured reservoirs 

      Zheng, Yingcai; Fang, Xinding; Fehler, Michael; Burns, Daniel R. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2011)
      We develop a theory for using 3D beam interference to infer scattering properties of a fractured reservoir using reflected seismic P data. For the sake of simplicity, we use Gaussian beams. The scattering properties are ...
    • Efficient Double-Beam Characterization for Fractured Reservoir 

      Zheng, Yingcai; Fang, Xinding; Fehler, Michael; Burns, Daniel R. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2012-06)
      We proposed an efficient target-oriented method to characterize seismic properties of fractured reservoirs: the spacing between fractures and the fracture orientation. Based on the diffraction theory, the scattered wave ...
    • Estimating the fracture density of small-scale vertical fractures when large-scale vertical fractures are present 

      Liu, Yuwei; Fehler, Michael; Fang, Xinding; Liu, Cai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2013)
      When fractures are vertical, aligned and their dimensions are small relative to the seismic wavelength, the medium can be considered to be an equivalent Horizontal Transverse Isotropic (HTI) medium. However, geophysical ...
    • Estimation of fracture compliance from tubewaves generated at a fracture intersecting a borehole 

      Bakku, Sudhish Kumar; Fehler, Michael; Burns, Daniel R. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2011)
      Understanding fracture compliance is important for characterizing fracture networks and for inferring fluid flow in the subsurface. In an attempt to estimate fracture compliance in the field, we developed a new model to ...
    • Experimental Studies of Reflections from Single and Multiple-Fractures Using Lucite Models 

      Zhu, Zhenya; Burns, Daniel R.; Fehler, Michael; Brown, Stephen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2011)
      Laboratory acoustic measurements are performed with Lucite fracture models to understand the reflection characteristics of a seismic wave in a fracture zone. The fracture models include single fracture, dual fracture, and ...
    • Fracture characterization from attenuation of Stoneley waves across a fracture 

      Bakku, Sudhish Kumar; Fehler, Michael; Burns, Daniel R. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2012)
      Fractures contribute significantly to the permeability of a formation. It is important to understand the fracture distribution and fluid transmissivity. Though traditional well logs can image fractures intersecting the ...
    • Fracture quality images from 4D VSP and microseismic data at Jonah Field, WY. 

      Willis, Mark E.; Willis, Kent M.; Burns, Daniel R.; Shemeta, Julie; House, Nancy J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2009)
      Natural and induced fractures provide the only means of production in tight gas sand reservoirs. The objective of this work is to locate and characterize natural and induced fractures from the analysis of scattered waves ...
    • Hydraulic Fracture Monitoring: A Jonah Field Case Study 

      Seher, T.; Rondenay, Stephane; Djikpesse, H. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2011)
      Hydraulic fracturing involves the injection of a fluid to fracture oil and gas reservoirs, and thus increase their permeability. The process creates numerous microseismic events, which can be used to monitor subsurface ...
    • Interferometric hydrofracture microseism localization using neighboring fracture 

      Poliannikov, Oleg V.; Malcolm, Alison E.; Djikpesse, Hugues; Prange, Michael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2011-05-19)
      Hydraulic fracturing is the process of injecting high-pressure fluids into a reservoir to induce fractures and thus improve reservoir productivity. Microseismic event localization is used to locate created fractures. ...
    • Joint flow-seismic inversion for characterizing fractured reservoirs: theoretical approach and numerical modeling 

      Kang, Peter K.; Zheng, Yingcai; Fang, Xinding; Wojcik, Rafal; McLaughlin, Dennis; e.a. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2013)
      Traditionally, seismic interpretation is performed without any account of the flow behavior. Here, we present a methodology to characterize fractured geologic media by integrating flow and seismic data. The key element of ...
    • Location Of Microearthquakes Induced By Hydraulic Fracturing 

      Rodi, William; Li, Yingping; Cheng, C. H. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 1993)
      This paper examines the problem of locating microearthquakes induced by hydraulic fracturing using seismic arrival time data. In addition to the use of absolute arrival times measured for individual events, we consider ...
    • Reservoir fracture characterizations from seismic scattered waves 

      Fang, Xinding; Fehler, Michael; Zhu, Zhenya; Zheng, Yingcai; Burns, Daniel R. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2012)
      The measurements of fracture parameters, such as fracture orientation, fracture density and fracture compliance, in a reservoir is very important for field development and exploration. Traditional seismic methods for ...
    • Seismic characterization of fractured reservoirs using 3D double beams 

      Zheng, Yingcai; Fang, Xinding; Fehler, Michael; Burns, Daniel R. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2012)
      We propose an efficient target-oriented method to characterize seismic properties of fractured reservoirs: the spacing between fractures and the fracture orientation. We use both singly scattered and multiply scattered ...
    • Seismic characterization of reservoirs with variable fracture spacing by double focusing Gaussian beams 

      Zheng, Yingcai; Fang, Xinding; Fehler, Michael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2013)
      Fractured reservoirs account for a majority of the oil production worldwide and often have low recovery rate. Fracture characterization is important in building reservoir flow models for enhanced oil recovery. Information ...
    • Seismic imaging of hydraullically-stimulated fractures: A numerical study of the effect of the source mechanism 

      Shabelansky, Andrey Hanan; Malcolm, Alison E.; Fehler, Michael; Bakku, Sudhish Kumar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2012)
      We present a numerical study of seismic imaging of hydraulically stimulated fractures using a single source from an adjacent fracturing-process. The source is either a point force generated from the perforation of the ...
    • Sensitivity Analysis Of Amplitude Variation With Offset (Avo) In Fractured Media 

      Krasovec, Mary L.; Rodi, William L.; Toksoz, M. Nafi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 1998)
      The variation in seismic P to P reflection amplitude with offset (AVO) caused by a system of fractures embedded in an isotropic background is investigated. Additionally. a sensitivity analysis of AVO parameters with ...
    • Sensitivity of time lapse seismic data to the compliance of hydraulic fractures 

      Fang, Xinding; Shang, Xuefeng; Fehler, Michael (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2013)
      We study the sensitivity of seismic waves to changes in the fracture normal and tangential compliances by analyzing the fracture sensitivity wave equation, which is derived by differentiating the elastic wave equation with ...
    • A Short Note on Modeling Wave Propagation in Media with Multiple Sets of Fractures 

      Chi, Shihong; Campman, Xander (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Earth Resources Laboratory, 2005)
      Wave propagation and scattering in fractured formations have been modeled with finite-difference programs and the use of equivalent anisotropic media description of discrete fractures. This type of fracture description ...