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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May 12 – 14, 2014
The Microseismic Industry Consortium will participate in the GeoConvention 2014 Focus conference, hosted in Calgary, Alberta. Stay-tunded for further details.
December 9 – 13
AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco
The Microseismic Industry Consortium will present posters and talks at this year's meeting.
Nov 4-5, 2013
Dave Eaton will give the following presentation on Tuesday, November 5: Spectral Characteristics of Microseismic Events.
September 22 – 27, 2013
The Microseismic Industry Consortium will participate in this year's SEG Houston convention with 5 presentations and 1 e-poster throughout various sessions including Anisotropy, Geomechanics, Acquisition Analysis and Remote Detection. Please see SEG technical schedule
for further details.
September 16, 2013
Microseismic Industry Consortium, IAB meeting will be held in Calgary, at 2:00pm.