Microseismic Data Illuminates Fractures in the Montney

Spectraseis monitored a dual-well hydraulic fracture program in the Montney formation in Western Canada.  Different fracture systems appeared to be stimulated in the two wells, with fractures in the lower well significantly affected by pre-existing fracture networks.  The microseismic analysis in this case delivered a robust estimate of the reservoir volume being drained by each well, which is the first and most important estimate for determining well-by-well reserves.