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Rupture Propagation Imaging at Microseismic ScaleNormal access

Authors: J. Folesky, J. Kummerow and S.A. Shapiro
Event name: 75th EAGE Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2013
Session: Micro Seismic
Publication date: 10 June 2013
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20131029
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
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In this contribution we adopt two techniques from global seismology for imaging the rupture process of a synthetic rupture within a reservoir model of microseismic scale. We implement the Back Projection Imaging and the P wave Polarization Analysis methods and apply them to a synthetic setup similar to the Basel 1 Geothermal Reservoir, Switzerland. We use a finite-difference code to model wave field and seismograms. Our setups show that we can retrieve rupture direction, duration and speed for a 200m, horizontal, unilateral rupture corresponding to a magnitude 3.4 event, for an azimuthal well distributed seismic network and with reduced resolution for a network of poorer coverage alike.

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