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Understanding treatment optimization in shale playsGreen Open Access

Authors: C. Neuhaus, M. Ellison and C. Telker
Journal name: First Break
Issue: Vol 32, No 7, July 2014 pp. 75 - 85
Special topic: Passive Seismic
Language: English
Info: Article, PDF ( 2.72Mb )

Carl Neuhaus, Mary Ellison and Cherie Telker show how microseismic monitoring can help to build up a clearer picture of hydraulic fractures. Microseismic monitoring provides important information to understand reservoir characteristics, field development, wellbore completions, and treatment design strategies. Partially due to the rapid development of shale plays across the United States in the past decade, several operating companies have determined that it is advantageous to monitor hydraulic fracturing treatments of unconventional reservoirs to have a better understanding of the formation and ultimately produce more hydrocarbons.

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