Multicomponent seismic analysis for velocity variations with azimuth related to horizontal transverse isotropy
Hydrocarbon recovery from unconventional reservoirs is driven by the presence of natural and induced fractures in the reservoir. While estimation of these fractures using single component seismic data is well practiced, the process may be ambiguous. Nine-component (9-C), 3-D seismic acquisition was developed with an interpretive emphasis on improving fracture network mapping in these unconventional plays. This research explores the application of pre-stack multicomponent interpretation for fracture identification. Prior to interpretation, multicomponent acquisition requires rotation of the ...
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