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1. (WO2018067120) GEOSTATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF MICROSEISMIC DATA IN FRACTURE MODELING

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/067120    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/055291
Publication Date: Fri Apr 13 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: E21B 47/00
G01V 1/40
G01V 1/50
Applicants: LANDMARK GRAPHICS CORPORATION
Inventors: YARUS, Jeffrey Marc
DEV, Ashwani
FEI, Jin
SMITH, Trace Boone
Title: GEOSTATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF MICROSEISMIC DATA IN FRACTURE MODELING
Abstract:
A method may comprise: modeling a complex fracture network within the subterranean formation with a mathematical model based on a natural fracture network map and measured data of the subterranean formation collected in association with a fracturing treatment of the subterranean formation to produce a complex fracture network map; importing microseismic data collected in association with the fracturing treatment of the subterranean formation into the mathematical model; identifying directions of continuity in the microseismic data via a geostatistical analysis that is part of the mathematical model; and correlating the directions of continuity in the microseismic data to the complex fracture network with the mathematical model to produce a microseismic-weighted (MSW) complex fracture network map.