This paper describes examples of mapping fracture zones in carbonate reservoirs using duplex wave migration (DWM). This method is used following conventional pre-stack depth migration with a new and very different type of pre-stack depth migration called DWM plus interpretation. The theoretical basis of the DWM process enables its ability to provide accurate and detailed detection of the position and properties of vertical boundaries and of the fracture zones confined by them. Fracture zones revealed using the DWM process are compared with available well information that verifies the existence or absence of anomalous permeability, its direction, and most importantly, information about the intensity of open fracturing in productive wells. The locations of open fracturing are verified by the productivity factors and interconnection of these wells. Also, the DWM results are compared with the results of standard methods for seismic data interpretation, which are widely used for mapping of small-scale faults and fracture zones.


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