Spectraseis: Unveils Surface Microseismic




Spectraseis: Unveils Surface Microseismic approach to provide insight into proppant placement during Hydraulic Fracturing.

Spectraseis, an industry leader in surface-based microseismic technology and services has developed a surface-microseismic analysis approach that helps operators visualize the extent of propped fracture lengths during hydraulic fracturing to better diagnose and improve fracturing effectiveness.  Spectraseis, a part of ESG Solutions (ESG), specializes in surface microseismic monitoring for hydraulic fracturing and interactive seismic monitoring for disposal wells, and has served the oil and gas industry since 2004.  Both groups are exhibiting this week at the Society for Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas and using the event as an opportunity to highlight some new developments in microseismic technology.

“We are pleased to co-author a paper at the SEG Annual Meeting with a recent client that shows some very promising results in terms of producing volumes and hydraulic fracturing,” says Brad Birkelo, Executive Vice President of Surface and Seismic Monitoring at Spectraseis.  “We are looking forward to building on this work through close collaboration with other operators, helping them to maximize the returns on monitoring investments as the surface microseismic market continues to recover in the coming year.”

In addition to showcasing its surface microseismic solutions, Spectraseis will also be demonstrating its capabilities in Interactive Seismicity Monitoring (ISM) for disposal well and hydraulic fracturing applications.  “Operators in seismically active areas are very interested in taking a proactive approach to protect their operations,” says Marc Lambert, Principal Geophysicist at Spectraseis.  “Having real-time access to reliable seismic data is critical to operators who want to understand the nature of seismicity in their area.”  In many cases, regional seismic networks deployed by regulatory groups may not have the resolution that operators are looking for, so deploying a local seismic array to provide a greater level of detail across their acreage is an appealing option.  “We’re seeing an increasing trend in seismically active regions where neighbouring operators join forces to deploy a larger array spanning multiple properties, and the type of analysis we’re able to perform on these networks is really quite exciting,” says Lambert.

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