Integrated Microseismic & Engineering

Real-time information transforms average wells into exceptional producers, with consistent IPs and higher EURs. When it comes to optimizing production, hydraulic fracturing is the most crucial operation, and you only have one chance to do it right. Confidence comes when you blend advanced microseismic data acquisition and superior processing and interpretation to create the truest image of the subsurface.

Through our integrated microseismic and engineering services and technology, SIGMA³ delivers:

  • Consulting expertise in hydraulic fracture engineering, onsite treatment supervision and QC, drilling, operations, and well completions engineering
  • Real-time microseismic fracture mapping, wellbore seismic imaging, and reservoir characterization technologies and services
  • Microseismic and borehole seismic data processing analysis and interpretation

How can you leverage the best data and deliver the superior frac design and execution that will ensure you are on the right path to meet or exceed your production goals? Rather than relying on averages or earthquake-like detection calculations, SIGMA³ combines the leading hydrofracturing engineering solutions with the best analytic understanding of the reservoir so you can be confident that you are optimizing your frac program. Using a methodical, integrated approach, SIGMA³ acquires downhole microseismic data from at least 40 levels – not just 8 or 12 – to provide the widest aperture and most detailed view of microseismic events. The true characteristics of the subsurface are revealed using a proprietary high-resolution 3D processing, analysis and interpretation methodology that encompasses not just the wavelet, but the entire wavefield.

This level of confidence in seismic event locations will enable you to design a frac plan that best connects natural and induced fractures, while optimizing frac stages to minimize your environmental footprint. As you map the fracs and refine your completion plan, real-time microseismic data – acquired by onsite acquisition systems and analyzed by experts – guides your hydrofrac treatment. This data is also applied to the earth model so you can have even more confidence for future wells.

Optimized Reservoir Exploitation
  • Integrated Approach (Innovative Hydraulic Fracture Engineering & Leading Edge Seismic Mapping & Evaluation)
  • Improve Fracture Coverage of Net Pay
  • Identify Fracture Geometry (Azimuth, Length & Height)
  • Improved Understanding of Internal Reservoir Structure
  • Determine Well Placement
  • Real-Time Assessment and Resolution
Hydraulic Frac  Engineering 
  • Design
  • On-site QC (Equipment, Fluids & Materials)
  • Real-Time Pressure Interpretation (DTECTSM)
  • Treatment Supervision 
Fracture Imaging Methodology
  • Precise Microseismic Event Location
  • Large Receiver Array (Multi-component Sensors)
  • Modern Seismic Imaging Technology (Kirchhoff Depth migration vs. Dated Earthquake Location Methods)