2008 Unconventional Resources

Multiazimuth Seismic Diffraction Imaging for Fracture Characterization in Low-Permeability Gas Formations

Subcontractor: The University of Texas at Austin

Principal Investigator: Sergey Fomel
Project Number Project Status
08122-53 Active
RPSEA Project Manager: Charlotte Schroeder
Participants
Bill Barrett Corporation
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
October 22, 2009 November 30, 2013
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$1,657,500.00 $1,088,425.00 $552,500.00
Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to create the seismic technology for fracture detection using p-wave diffraction imaging and test it against realistic fracture patterns. Also, the project will perfect sidewall-core and wireline-based methods that can be used to verify the new seismic method. Both methods will be tested to verify that they work in an exploration and production setting.

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