Mapping Natural Fractures Using 3D Seismic and Well Data: Application to a Shale Play will be presented by Dr. Ahmed Ouenes on Thursday, March 25 at 2 pm CST.  The one-hour “live” webinar will be followed by one-day of independent study, which includes articles, questions, and other resources.  The presentation describes a well established fracture modeling workflow that uses a standard 3D seismic, conventional logs, image logs and data from one core to build predictive 3D fracture models that are validated with blind wells. The workflow uses multiple seismic attributes derived from high resolution inversion, spectral imaging and volumetric curvature along with geologic drivers to predict the fracture density with a vertical resolution of 2-3meters. The same workflow is also applied to a 2D problem where the cumulative hydrocarbon production at the existing wells is used as a proxy for the fracture intensity. The 2D and 3D mapping of the fractures is applied to a shale play to demonstrate the availability of a robust fracture mapping workflow that fully utilizes your existing data to reveal the sweet spots and optimize the development of any fractured reservoir including all the shale plays.

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