Inversion and attribute‐assisted hydraulically‐induced microseismic fracture prediction: A North Texas Barnett Shale case study

XavierE. Refunjol, Katie M. Keranen, Kurt J. Marfurt
2010 SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2010   unpublished
The goal of this project is to predict possible zones of fracture network propagation during hydraulic stimulation by analyzing seismic attributes and acoustic impedance inversion volumes in the North Texas Barnett Shale. Both volumetric curvature attributes and acoustic impedance inversion volumes demonstrate correlation with hydraulically fractured zones. The characteristics of the rocks within which the microseismic events cluster serve as characterization and prediction tools for
more » ... weakness planes and fracture-prone zones from 3D surface seismic acquired before hydraulic stimulation. The ultimate objective is to minimize the number of wells and thereby cost necessary to fully produce the resource by having a priori knowledge of most likely fracture propagation trends and where the formations will most likely fail.
doi:10.1190/1.3513273 fatcat:k2m3mfnd5rbdbjqhyxzgeccwju