Magnitude, a Baker Hughes company, is releasing two new advanced microseismic services to the IntelliFrac line, IntelliFrac VSP-Enhanced monitoring service and IntelliFrac Recomplete service.
“With the new IntelliFrac VSP-Enhanced monitoring, we have effectively given our customers an enhanced means to quantify the effectiveness of their stimulation treatments” says Fernando Lopez, president and CEO of Magnitude. “Additionally, the IntelliFrac Recomplete service will help operators maximize their ROI by avoiding depleted reservoir sections and stimulating those with significant production left to offer; essentially making ‘pump and pray’ re-fracs a thing of the past.”
The new IntelliFrac VSP-Enhanced microseismic monitoring service integrates vertical seismic profiling (VSP) and time-lapse quantitative VSP analysis with traditional microseismic measurements to form improved fracture designs, optimize real-time fracture applications, and deliver more accurate and far-reaching fracture mapping than is possible by just using microseismic measurements alone.
Combining the accurate event locations and magnitudes gathered through this service with patent-pending SWAT (Shear Wave Attenuation Tomography) analysis also makes it possible to best determine the effectiveness of hydraulic fracturing treatments via changes in fracture density.
The IntelliFrac Recomplete service combines microseismic depletion zone mapping with advanced Baker Hughes completion and pressure pumping technology to design and execute effective, efficient re-fracturing treatments that target and isolate non-depleted regions along the wellbore.
Using Recomplete, operators can avoid re-stimulating areas of the reservoir that have little hydrocarbons left to offer, reducing re-stimulation costs while still optimizing the potential recovery from their re-fracturing operations.
Magnitude, a Baker Hughes company, provides microseismic monitoring, acquisition, processing, and consulting services to reduce the risk, optimize the design, and improve the production of fracture stimulation operations.
Baker Hughes is a supplier of oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. The company's 60,000 employees today work in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit www.bakerhughes.com or www.magnitude-geo.com.