Hydraulic fracturing is a procedure of injecting high pressure fluid into the wellbore in order to break shell rock and facilitate gas flow. It is a very costly procedure and, if not conducted properly, it may lead to environmental pollution. To avoid costs associated with pumping fluid outside the perspective (gas rich) zone and improve one’s knowledge about the reservoir rock, microseismic monitoring can be applied. The method involves recording seismic waves, which are induced by fractured rock, by an array of sensors distributed in a wellbore nearby or on the surface. Combining geological and geophysical knowledge of region with signal processing computer techniques, one can locate induced fractures allowing for real-time process monitoring and rock properties evaluation. In Poland perspective shell formation is located very deep, i.e. about 4km from the surface. Additionally overlaying rock formations strongly attenuate and disperse seismic waves. Therefore, signal recorded by a surface array of sensors is very weak. Signal from a seismic event can be orders of magnitude lower than noise. To recover signal connected with fractured rock one needs to use numerical methods utilizing coherence of signals. An example of such a computer procedure is presented in this paper.
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- Antoszkiewicz M., Kmieć M., Szewczuk P., Szkodo M., Jankowski R..: The Processing Procedure for the Interpretation of Microseismic Signal Acquired from a Surface Array During Hydraulic Fracturing in Pomerania Region in Poland, W: International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2017, 2017, Elsevier,.
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