A Practical Guide to Seismic Fracture Detection Methods
Presented by Mike Perz, VP Technology
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 & Thursday, June 21, 2012
11:45 am—1:00 pm, Lunch Provided
Arcis Seismic Solutions
3rd Floor, 250—5th Street SW
Fracture estimation via surface-seismic data is enjoying increasing use in resource play exploitation, and this no-nonsense talk is aimed at any practitioner who wants the real dope on how, and whether, seismic fracture detection tools can help them find more pay.
The first part of the talk will focus on the AVAZ and VVAZ methodologies, techniques which exploit azimuthal variations in amplitude and velocity, respectively, in order to estimate fracture properties. The presentation will provide a clear exposition of algorithmic pros and cons, a description of data preparation workflows, and (of supreme importance) a demonstration of the use of quality control metrics during interpretation. The second part of the talk will discuss Arcis’ vision for incorporation of additional fracture detection attributes, specifically those generated by curvature and AVO analysis of P wave data and by shear wave splitting analysis of converted wave data, in order to heighten confidence in interpretation.
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