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Title: Systems and methods for locating and imaging proppant in an induced fracture

Abstract

Born Scattering Inversion (BSI) systems and methods are disclosed. A BSI system may be incorporated in a well system for accessing natural gas, oil and geothermal reserves in a geologic formation beneath the surface of the Earth. The BSI system may be used to generate a three-dimensional image of a proppant-filled hydraulically-induced fracture in the geologic formation. The BSI system may include computing equipment and sensors for measuring electromagnetic fields in the vicinity of the fracture before and after the fracture is generated, adjusting the parameters of a first Born approximation model of a scattered component of the surface electromagnetic fields using the measured electromagnetic fields, and generating the image of the proppant-filled fracture using the adjusted parameters.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1237053
Patent Number(s):
9,250,351
Application Number:
14/592,225
Assignee:
CARBO Ceramics Inc
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Feb 02
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 02 PETROLEUM; 03 NATURAL GAS

Citation Formats

Aldridge, David F., and Bartel, Lewis C. Systems and methods for locating and imaging proppant in an induced fracture. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Aldridge, David F., & Bartel, Lewis C. Systems and methods for locating and imaging proppant in an induced fracture. United States.
Aldridge, David F., and Bartel, Lewis C. Tue . "Systems and methods for locating and imaging proppant in an induced fracture". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1237053.
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title = {Systems and methods for locating and imaging proppant in an induced fracture},
author = {Aldridge, David F. and Bartel, Lewis C.},
abstractNote = {Born Scattering Inversion (BSI) systems and methods are disclosed. A BSI system may be incorporated in a well system for accessing natural gas, oil and geothermal reserves in a geologic formation beneath the surface of the Earth. The BSI system may be used to generate a three-dimensional image of a proppant-filled hydraulically-induced fracture in the geologic formation. The BSI system may include computing equipment and sensors for measuring electromagnetic fields in the vicinity of the fracture before and after the fracture is generated, adjusting the parameters of a first Born approximation model of a scattered component of the surface electromagnetic fields using the measured electromagnetic fields, and generating the image of the proppant-filled fracture using the adjusted parameters.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {2}
}

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