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.
- Induced seismicity.
News and Information
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Their study reveals how hydaulic fracturing induces tremors.
The 7th microseismic industrial consortium annual sponsor meeting will take place in the Canada Olympic Park, Calgary.
The IMGW Geophysics group has had the pleasure to host Prof. David W. Eaton on the 14th of June 2016. Prof. Eaton works at the department of Geoscience at the University of Calgary (AB, Canada) and he is founder and director together with Prof. Mirko Van der Baan (University of Alberta) of the Microseismic Industry Consortium (MIC, www.microseismic-research.ca).
March 7-9, 2016
Brisco C. and Van der Baan M. A review of seismic velocity response to variations in pore pressure, pore-saturating fluid and confining stress. 2016 GeoConvention, Calgary.
April 20-22, 2016
MIC research was prominently showcased from April 20-22 at the annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America (SSA), attended by 650 seismologists from around the world.