N409 - Improved Hydraulic Fracture Design Using Microseismic Imaging

Course Overview
This course covers the fundamentals of microseismic imaging including survey design, data processing, and the interpretation of fracture images. Participants will gain a practical understanding of hydraulic fracture stimulation, completions, and reservoir characterization to optimize field development. 

There are no prerequisites for the course, but familiarity with geophysical methods and/or stimulation techniques as well as some experience working with resource plays would be beneficial.

Participants will learn to:
•	Investigate fracture mechanics theory, field operations and equipment, and assess technologies and factors that can
        influence hydraulic fracture growth.
•	Evaluate various microseismic monitoring configurations including vertical, horizontal, multi-well, down hole, 
        surface, and shallow buried arrays.
•	Examine the sequence of data processing steps required to accurately image microseismic events.
•	Estimate the sensitivity, resolution and confidence of microseismic images, and QC the results.
•	Integrate best industry practices when contracting for microseismic services.

This course is offered by Nautilus (www.nautilusworld.com), a PEICE affiliated company and the world leader in Geosciences Training services.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
Date: TBA
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Introduction and history of microseismic imaging
  • Acquisition and pre-survey design
  • Basics of hydraulic fracturing
  • Basic data processing of microseismic data
  • Geomechanics of microseismic deformation
  • Interpretation of microseismic fracture images
  • Engineering applications of microseismic imaging

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Shawn Maxwell

Training Venue

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