Preliminary detection of induced microseismicity in an onshore oilfield: A pilot case study from Abu Dhabi

M. Ali, M. Li, G. Tao, W. Alakberi, H. Alnuaimi

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Abstract

A pilot case study of microseismic monitoring using a single vertical receiver array in an onshore oilfield in Abu Dhabi is presented. For the majority of the data, the background noise level is high (SNR<1 db), which makes it very challenging to find well-defined P and S waves simultaneously. A total of 180 potentially injection/production induced microseismic events have been detected by a combination of band-pass filtering, STA/LTA and apparent velocity estimation methods. However, further analysis such as time-frequency analysis, matched filtering method and hodogram analysis are still required to suppress the noise and verify the events.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication6th EAGE Workshop on Passive Seismic
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Data to Decision
Pages132-136
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510822467
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Event6th EAGE Workshop on Passive Seismic: From Data to Decision - Muscat, Oman
Duration: 1 Feb 20163 Feb 2016

Publication series

Name6th EAGE Workshop on Passive Seismic: From Data to Decision

Conference

Conference6th EAGE Workshop on Passive Seismic: From Data to Decision
Country/TerritoryOman
CityMuscat
Period1/02/163/02/16

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