ESG at URTeC 2019

Stop by our booth and learn how microseismic, engineering and geomechanics can help you improve well economics with ESG's proprietary FracMap Clarity™ approach

In-booth Demo

Learn how ESG's new RateVis™ tool boosts the power of SRV models by integrating RTA and microseismic analysis.  A field example will be provided to illustrate the applicable techniques.

Schedule a demo or stop by our booth for an on-demand demo.

Using ESG's proprietary 4SL approach, the RateVis™ tool couples RTA and high resolution microseismic analysis to refine SRV volumes.  This interactive tool zeroes in on the most likely producing regions of a well to extract a refined SRV structure and fracture propagation patterns, before using this information to fine tune reservoir models.

Ask for a demo of our workflow to see how RTA-DPA integration addresses the non-uniqueness of RTA solutions and improves analytical and numerical forecasts for multi-frac horizontal wells in unconventional reservoirs.  For more information check out our article in the July issue of Oilfield Technology!


In-booth Presentations

Microseismic experts will walk you through ESG's advanced analysis process, answer questions and provide sample data sets for analysis.

Presentation Abstracts

Modeling Frac-hits Using Dynamic Microseismicity-constrained Enhanced Fracture Regions

Doug Angus, ESG Solutions

When modeling hydraulically-fractured wells, the effect of rock elasto-plastic behavior on the conductivity of fracture network and spatial structure of the SRV is mostly ignored, as it is not readily incorporable into the routine reservoir characterization workflows.

Here we propose a novel technique to quantitatively integrate microseismic with RTA and improve quantitative analysis of frac-hits in multi-frac horizontal wells. The simplicity of the proposed workflow allows operators to better assess the endured wells and helps to conduct sensitivity analysis on different completion parameters.

Yes, Microseismic Clouds Over-Estimate Fracture Dimensions: How Are We Refining Fracture Half-length and Fracture Height to Ensure They Are Accurate?

Sheri Bowman, ESG Solutions

All seismicity is not created equally, and we know that microseismic clouds represent an overestimate of the effective stimulated volume. Contained within these clouds are both 'wet' (fluid-induced) events and 'dry' (stress-induced) events. The ability to infer the nature of the seismicity and how it changes temporally during each stage goes a long way in understanding the underlying fracture processes and deformation.

Here we demonstrate how increasing microseismic resolution can answer questions around fracture height growth, deformation and potential connectivity, particularly in situations of well interaction.

Increasing Resolution of Microseismic Data to Understand the Effects of Treatment Order and Parent-Child Interaction

Katie Jeziorski, ESG Solutions

Well interaction (either parent-child or child-child) and the negative outcomes associated with frac hits have gained considerable attention in recent years. Mitigation efforts have focused on well spacing, treatment order and/or strategies to protect parent wells during stimulation, however there is still more to be learned about the impacts of stimulation designs, reservoir geology and stress profiles to optimize these strategies.

Here we examine the learnings obtained from high resolution microseismic analysis applied to three sequential hydraulic fracturing programs in the Permian Basin in order to address the impacts of treatment order and completions programs in proximity to parent wells.

Current State of the Art in Induced Seismicity Monitoring: Benefits of Private Subscriber Arrays and Integration with Microseismic Data in Risk Mitigation

Sheri Bowman, ESG Solutions

While considerable progress has been made in reducing the number of induced earthquakes occurring in oil and gas producing regions of Western Canada, Oklahoma and Texas, anomalous induced seismicity related to hydraulic fracturing and wastewater disposal remains a concern for many operators.

Here we compare the nature of data obtained on a private subscriber seismic array to public arrays, discuss integration with downhole microseismic data and examine tools to help characterize the seismicity and predict ground motions. 

Presenter Biographies

Sheri Bowman-Young
Group Manager, Analytics and Technical Sales, ESG Solutions

Sheri Bowman-Young oversees all analysis, interpretation and reporting for microseismic projects related to hydraulic fracture mapping, induced seismicity and reservoir monitoring. 

Sheri joined ESG in 2007 as a geophysicist and has since held positions of Geophysical Analyst, Project Manager and Manager of Data Services.  Sheri has played an integral role in the growth of ESG’s FRACMAP services, leading efforts to better understand microsiesmic data beyond traditional event location while educating operators on the additional value that can be extracted from microseismic datasets.

Sheri is a registered professional engineer (P.Eng.) and a member of the SPE. She recently completed her MBA at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and holds dual degrees from Queen’s University in Applied Math & Mechanical Engineering and Geological Sciences.

Doug Angus
Director of Data Analytics, R&D and Software, ESG Solutions

Doug is an expert in the development of integrated fluid-flow, geo-mechanical and seismic modelling algorithms for time-lapse seismic and microseismic applications.

Doug started his career at ESG as an M.Sc. student, studying earthquake source mechanics and the application of moment tensor inversion to mining applications and returned to ESG in 2016 as a Geomechanics Advisor. 

Prior to joining ESG, Doug held the position of Associate Professor at the University of Leeds in the UK where he focused on the field of seismic geomechanics to address reservoir production and injection challenges.  Doug earned his Ph.D. in theoretical seismology at Queen’s University.

Katie Jeziorski
Microseismic Services Product Manager, Global Energy Services, ESG Solutions

Over the past 11 years, Katie has held various technical and marketing roles at ESG. As Product Manager, her goal is ensuring that ESG’s microseismic services for hydraulic fracturing, induced seismicity monitoring and long-term reservoir monitoring applications align with current operator needs, while also driving new product and service development based on customer feedback. 

With the launch of FracMap Clarity™ in 2018, her primary focus is on examining the integration of microseismic with reservoir engineering and geomechanics to create a higher level of understanding of reservoir deformation during hydraulic fracturing.

Katie holds an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.

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