The use of amplitude ratios to constrain source mechanisms of microseismic data: A case study from the Montney Shale, Alberta
M. Lee, T. Davis and S. Maxwell
Journal name: First Break
Issue: Vol 32, No 7, July 2014 pp. 67 - 73
Special topic: Passive Seismic
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Matthew Lee, Thomas Davis and Shawn Maxwell analyze data from the downhole arrays used to monitor hydraulic stimulations at the Montney shale play in Canada. The Reservoir Characterization Project at Colorado School of Mines has been working in conjunction with Talisman Energy Inc. since 2009 to analyze two hydraulic stimulations in the Montney Shale play in Canada. Specifically, the project originates from the monitoring of two five stage horizontals from the Pouce Coupe area in North-Western Alberta. The completions were monitored using a variety of microseismic methods (surface, shallow water well and downhole). This paper will focus on analysis of data from the downhole arrays that were used to monitor the hydraulic stimulations.