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Determine Stress and Fractures from Seismic Imaging for HD Delineation of the Sweet Spot

By Kashif Shaukat

Seismic data provides valuable information in different stages of shale play exploration and production. In this presentation we will focus on Paradigm EarthStudy 360 and the unique strengths of this full-azimuth imaging technology, which provides higher definition information about stress and fractures than standard sectored workflows, directly from prestack seismic data. Decomposition of the seismic data into two unique prestack gather datasets also enables the imaging specialist to directly image discontinuities never previously visible at seismic resolution.