Poland microseismic frac monitoring array in place

MicroSeismic Inc., Houston, said it has installed equipment to monitor, map, and analyze hydraulic fracturing of an undisclosed customer’s exploration and field development program in Poland.

Geophones are spaced across 10-12 radial arms and can number in the thousands. Stations can be deployed using standard cabling technology or wirelessly to minimize field operation time and reduce cost. This enables the monitoring of primary, secondary, and tertiary recovery activity, in a variety of reservoir conditions.

Using real-time monitoring services, customers can adjust pumping rates and the type of proppant and fluids being used during a frac job to optimize well completion.

The installed array is able to cover a 12 to 40 sq km area, said Peter Duncan, founder and chief executive officer.

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