About the Microseismic Industry Consortium
Founded in January 2010 the Microseismic Industry Consortium is a novel, applied-research geophysical initiative dedicated to the advancement of research, education and technological innovations in microseismic methods and their practical applications for resource development. Working with industry partners and government agencies, the Consortium is a team of faculty, students and researchers hosted by the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta. Taking advantage of multidisciplinary links to researchers at both universities, the Microseismic Industry Consortium benefits from access to specialists in a variety of related disciplines. Our research vision encompasses data acquisition, processing and interpretation within a multidisciplinary research environment. As the project evolves, specific research goals and objectives have been developed in close consultation with industry sponsors. Key aspects of our research vision include the following:
- Creating improved algorithms for data processing.
- Developing case histories using existing and newly acquired microseismic data.
- Improving geomechanical characterization of fracture processes.
- Simulating fracture processes by numerical methods.
- Understanding the stress field and how it evolves.
- Investigating temporal changes in reservoir conditions, including seismic anisotropy.
News and Information
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November 19, 2015
Both David Eaton and Mirko van der Baan are invited panelists for this one-day workshop on Induced Seismicity hosted in Calgary by the CSUR.
October 19 - 22, 2015
The Microseismic Industry Consortium will participate in the 2015 SEG conference, hosted in New Orleans, Louisiana.
October 6, 2015
David Eaton is part of the organizing committee for this one-day workshop hosted by the Office of the Vice-President (Research) of the Univ of Calgary. Mirko van der Baan is an invited panelist.
September 10, 2015
Mirko van der Baan is one of the panelists invited to participate in a public forum organized by the Institute of Geophysical Research at the U of Alberta on the topic of Fracking and Earthquakes - a cause for concern?
Plenary Lecture (Monday May 4)
David Eaton: Hydraulic Fracturing and Induced Seismicity
Poster (Induced Seismicity Processes)
Sattari and Eaton: 3D Finite Element Modeling of Slip on a Well-Oriented, Critically Stressed Fault due to Pore Pressure Increase