Development of an Advanced Hydraulic Fracture Mapping System

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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 ... continued below

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Warpinski, Norm; Wolhart, Steve; Griffin, Larry & Davis, Eric January 31, 2007.

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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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  • Grant Number: FC26-04NT42108
  • DOI: 10.2172/920629 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 920629
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc893792

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Warpinski, Norm; Wolhart, Steve; Griffin, Larry & Davis, Eric. Development of an Advanced Hydraulic Fracture Mapping System, report, January 31, 2007; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc893792/: accessed July 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.