Geophones in offset monitoring wells and surface arrays integrated with geologic and fracture models and other borehole data in CoViz 4D can greatly improve the understanding and assessments of frac treatments in near-real-time, enabling timely and better decision-making by reservoir management teams.
The most effective fracture stimulation strategies begin by integrating, modeling, and visualizing relevant reservoir data—seismic, geomechanical, petrophysical, core analyses, well tests, and even historical production data—to obtain a detailed understanding of reservoir characteristics. Combined, these opens in a new windowreservoir simulations and 3D geological models that depict faults, horizons, lithology; and proposed wellpaths provide a more detailed understanding of subsurface conditions. Visualized, these data facilitate detailed analysis of target thickness, formation permeability, stress distribution, fluid viscosity, and pressure, providing indispensable guidance to geologists and completion engineers as they develop fracture stimulation strategies to maximize recovery. Integrating, modeling, and visualizing a wide range of relevant data enables reservoir teams to make well-informed decisions regarding:
- reservoir fracture complexity
- number of frac stages
- coverage effectiveness of individual frac stages
- appropriate spacing between adjacent laterals
- proppant selection and pressure
Acquire Fracture Stimulation Data in Near-Real-Time
Near-real time capture, integration, and visualization of a reservoir’s response to fracture stimulation allows engineers to closely monitor the effectiveness of the treatment.
Tools for Fracture Stimulation Analysis
Detailed 4D microseismic visualization within a shale formation during hydraulic fracturing stages.
The Entire Fracture Stimulation Process Benefits From Accuracy
CoViz 4D, a data visualization analytics software from Dynamic Graphics, Inc., gives oil and gas professionals the ability to easily access and combine relevant data associated with reservoirs and stimulation activities. Powerful visualization capabilities enable you to explore data relationships and analyze how stimulation strategies are developing over time, allowing your team to confidently make decisions that optimize recovery. To learn more about CoViz 4D contact our team.