Passive surface microseismic monitoring of hydraulic fracturing in injection wells of Tatneft PJSC

Authors: R.S. Khisamov. (Tatneft PJSC, RF, Almetyevsk), A.S. Akhmetshina (Oil and Gas Production Department Leninogorskneft, RF, Leninogorsk), V.A. Taipova (Oil and Gas Production Department Aznakaevskneft, RF, Aznakaevo), M.M. Salikhov (Oil and Gas Production Department Djalilneft, RF, Djalil), I.R. Sharapov (Gradient CJSC, RF)

Key words: hydraulic fracturing, fracture, surface microseismic hydraulic fracture monitoring, tracer logging, well testing.

This paper presents the results of reliability evaluation for passive surface microseismic hydraulic fracture monitoring in injection wells of Tatneft. The authors describe key features of microseismic surface hydraulic fracture monitoring technology, developed by Gradient CJSC. Hydraulic fracture monitoring procedure is evaluated involving pre- and post-fracturing well testing (transient tests) and tracer logging.

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