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Title: Development of an Advanced Hydraulic Fracture Mapping System

Abstract

The project to develop an advanced hydraulic fracture mapping system consisted of both hardware and analysis components in an effort to build, field, and analyze combined data from tiltmeter and microseismic arrays. The hardware sections of the project included: (1) the building of new tiltmeter housings with feedthroughs for use in conjunction with a microseismic array, (2) the development of a means to use separate telemetry systems for the tilt and microseismic arrays, and (3) the selection and fabrication of an accelerometer sensor system to improve signal-to-noise ratios. The analysis sections of the project included a joint inversion for analysis and interpretation of combined tiltmeter and microseismic data and improved methods for extracting slippage planes and other reservoir information from the microseisms. In addition, testing was performed at various steps in the process to assess the data quality and problems/issues that arose during various parts of the project. A prototype array was successfully tested and a full array is now being fabricated for industrial use.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pinnacle Technologies, Inc.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
920629
DOE Contract Number:
FC26-04NT42108
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; ACCELEROMETERS; FABRICATION; HYDRAULIC FRACTURES; SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO; TELEMETRY; TESTING

Citation Formats

Norm Warpinski, Steve Wolhart, Larry Griffin, and Eric Davis. Development of an Advanced Hydraulic Fracture Mapping System. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.2172/920629.
Norm Warpinski, Steve Wolhart, Larry Griffin, & Eric Davis. Development of an Advanced Hydraulic Fracture Mapping System. United States. doi:10.2172/920629.
Norm Warpinski, Steve Wolhart, Larry Griffin, and Eric Davis. Wed . "Development of an Advanced Hydraulic Fracture Mapping System". United States. doi:10.2172/920629. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/920629.
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author = {Norm Warpinski and Steve Wolhart and Larry Griffin and Eric Davis},
abstractNote = {The project to develop an advanced hydraulic fracture mapping system consisted of both hardware and analysis components in an effort to build, field, and analyze combined data from tiltmeter and microseismic arrays. The hardware sections of the project included: (1) the building of new tiltmeter housings with feedthroughs for use in conjunction with a microseismic array, (2) the development of a means to use separate telemetry systems for the tilt and microseismic arrays, and (3) the selection and fabrication of an accelerometer sensor system to improve signal-to-noise ratios. The analysis sections of the project included a joint inversion for analysis and interpretation of combined tiltmeter and microseismic data and improved methods for extracting slippage planes and other reservoir information from the microseisms. In addition, testing was performed at various steps in the process to assess the data quality and problems/issues that arose during various parts of the project. A prototype array was successfully tested and a full array is now being fabricated for industrial use.},
doi = {10.2172/920629},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Wed Jan 31 00:00:00 EST 2007}
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