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Title: Recovering the microseismic response from a geomechanical simulation

Abstract

The assessment of microseismic events is one of a few tools available for characterizing processes that occur within the subsurface. Here, we have developed a method for modeling microseismic activity in the subsurface that allows us to model microseismic events at the reservoir scale. By embedding this method in a fully coupled hydromechanical numerical code, we simulate the development of hydraulic fractures in an unconventional reservoir with an explicitly represented discrete fracture network for a relatively simple synthetic model and a more complicated model based upon field observations. The findings demonstrate that the model can be effectively calibrated against measured microseismic activity, and it can be used to make predictions regarding the timing, location, and amplitude of events in the subsurface.

Authors:
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  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1581884
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-739591; LLNL-JRNL-733328
Journal ID: ISSN 0016-8033; 893267
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Geophysics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 84; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0016-8033
Publisher:
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES

Citation Formats

Sherman, Christopher S., Morris, Joseph P., Fu, Pengcheng, and Settgast, Randolph R. Recovering the microseismic response from a geomechanical simulation. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1190/GEO2018-0184.1.
Sherman, Christopher S., Morris, Joseph P., Fu, Pengcheng, & Settgast, Randolph R. Recovering the microseismic response from a geomechanical simulation. United States. doi:10.1190/GEO2018-0184.1.
Sherman, Christopher S., Morris, Joseph P., Fu, Pengcheng, and Settgast, Randolph R. Mon . "Recovering the microseismic response from a geomechanical simulation". United States. doi:10.1190/GEO2018-0184.1.
@article{osti_1581884,
title = {Recovering the microseismic response from a geomechanical simulation},
author = {Sherman, Christopher S. and Morris, Joseph P. and Fu, Pengcheng and Settgast, Randolph R.},
abstractNote = {The assessment of microseismic events is one of a few tools available for characterizing processes that occur within the subsurface. Here, we have developed a method for modeling microseismic activity in the subsurface that allows us to model microseismic events at the reservoir scale. By embedding this method in a fully coupled hydromechanical numerical code, we simulate the development of hydraulic fractures in an unconventional reservoir with an explicitly represented discrete fracture network for a relatively simple synthetic model and a more complicated model based upon field observations. The findings demonstrate that the model can be effectively calibrated against measured microseismic activity, and it can be used to make predictions regarding the timing, location, and amplitude of events in the subsurface.},
doi = {10.1190/GEO2018-0184.1},
journal = {Geophysics},
number = 4,
volume = 84,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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