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Microseismic Fracturing: Example From The Woodford Shale

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Microseismic Fracturing: Example From The Woodford Shale

Here is a presentation by Mike Mayerhoffer (Pinnacle) which was given at the Oklahoma Gas Shales Conference, http://www. Ogs. Ou. Edu/pdf/GSMayerhoferS. Pdf Take the quiz to test your knowledge of microseismic --

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  • 1. 
    What can microseismic help you determine?
    • A. 

      Water saturation

    • B. 

      Fractures

    • C. 

      Radioactivity

    • D. 

      Permeability

  • 2. 
    The detection and locating of micro-earthquakes induced by hydraulic fracturescan help you
    • A. 

      Map out the geometry and characteristics of the hydraulic fracture

    • B. 

      Whether or not the permeability is in micro or milli- darcies

    • C. 

      Pore typing

    • D. 

      The lithology as well as biostratigraphic profile of the formation

  • 3. 
    What types of fractures might you encounter?
    • A. 

      Simple fracture

    • B. 

      Complex fracture

    • C. 

      Complex fracture with fissure opening

    • D. 

      Complex fracture network

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    What can proppant bridging do?
    • A. 

      Trigger landslides on the surface

    • B. 

      Create vibrations

    • C. 

      Neutralize radioactivity

    • D. 

      Enhance fracturing

  • 5. 
    What are the key elements for production from shale networks?
    • A. 

      Network size

    • B. 

      Frac spacing

    • C. 

      Conductivity

    • D. 

      All of the above

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