2008 Unconventional Resources

Evaluation of Fracture Systems and Stress Fields Within the Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale and Characterization of Associated Water Disposal Reservoirs: Appalachian Basin

Subcontractor: The University of Texas at Austin

Principal Investigator: Bob Hardage
Project Number Project Status
08122-55 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Charlotte Schroeder
Participants
University of Pittsburgh, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Jeter Field Service, RARE Technology, AscendGeo, AOA Geophysics, Inc., Austin Powder Company, Seismic Source Company
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
September 29, 2009 January 31, 2013
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$1,275,616.00 $1,019,650.00 $255,966.00
Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to use rock physics modeling in combination with new seismic data-acquisition technologies based on cableless boxes and accelerated-weight and vector-explosive sources to demonstrate how combinations of offset-dependent and azimuth-dependent P-wave and S-wave attributes can be used to optimize exploitation of fractured, shale-gas reservoirs.

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Reports
File Type Date
Evaluation of Fracture Systems and Stress Fields Within the Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale and Characterization of Associated Water-Disposal Reservoirs: Appalachian Basin ( 14.6 MB ) Final Report 01/13
Presentations
Title: 08122-55 - Natural Fracture Study: Implications for Development of Effective Drilling and Completion Technologies - Bureau of Economic Geology - Julia F. W. Gale, The University of Texas at Austin - 04/10 ( 1.7 MB )