Reservoir Characterization of a Shale-Gas Play in the Duvernay Formation using Seismic, Microseismic, and Well Log Data

G. Rodriguez-Pradilla*, D. W. Eaton

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The Duvernay Formation, located in central Alberta, Canada, is mainly an organic-rich shale highly attractive as a source rock for conventional oil and gas reservoirs, and more recently also very attractive for exploitation as unconventional shale plays. The development of these types of plays requires the implementation of unconventional techniques as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to increase the permeability of the reservoir. To assess the performance of a hydraulic fracturing stimulation, microseismic monitoring can be implemented to track the fractures propagation and estimate the effective stimulated reservoir volume. The obtained results of the near-surface microseismic monitoring in a shale-gas play in the Duvernay formation, together with the available 3D seismic and well log data, are assessed to extract key characteristics of the reservoir and to forecast the hydrocarbon productivity after the hydraulic fracturing stimulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication80th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2018
Subtitle of host publicationOpportunities Presented by the Energy Transition
PublisherEuropean Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE
ISBN (Electronic)9789462822542
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event80th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2018: Opportunities Presented by the Energy Transition - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 11 Jun 201814 Jun 2018

Publication series

Name80th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2018: Opportunities Presented by the Energy Transition

Conference

Conference80th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2018: Opportunities Presented by the Energy Transition
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period11/06/1814/06/18

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