HOUSTON – PSET 5.0, the next generation of Passive Seismic Emission Tomography by MicroSeismic Inc., is on display at the SEG 2103 Annual Meeting.
“PSET 5 is the next step in the evolution of PSET,” said Dr. Peter Duncan, founder, president, and CEO of MicroSeismic. “It uses scaled estimates of the real size of the real fractures and where the proppant goes. It addresses the question of ‘How many wells does it take?’” to maximize production without over drilling of wells.
“PSET 5 will tell you how effective your frac is, and the high-definition microseismic indicates the extent of the fractures, proppant placement, treatment efficiency, and presence of geo-hazards,” said Mike Mueller, VP, technology development.
With this latest release, MicroSeismic also introduced controlled amplitude processing, which allows provision of true magnitude for each event. This allows operators to compare event magnitudes from well-to-well and basin-to-basin and allows for highly accurate discrete fracture networks.
Productive-SRV (Productive-Stimulated Reservoir Volume) introduces a novel method to estimate how much of the stimulated fracture remains open through proppant placement. Productive-SRV incorporates three microseismically derived calculations to estimate target zone productivity; a magnitude calibrated Discrete Fracture Network (DFN), the Propped Fracture Estimation and the Fat Fracture Drainage Estimation. The combination of these techniques can be used to estimate 90-day cumulative production, says MicroSeismic.