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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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
The Microseismic Industry Consortium will hold a workshop in the GeoConvention 2015 Focus conference, hosted in Calgary, Alberta.
The Microseismic Industry Consortium will participate in the GeoConvention 2015 Focus conference, hosted in Calgary, Alberta.
February 25, 2015
Next MUG is scheduled for Feb 25th (12 noon at CGG Auditorium). Speaker will be Mirko van de Baan. Geomechanical modeling of induced microseismicity. To view the abstract and register go to CSEG website.
February 26 + 27, 2015
The 5th Annual Sponsors Meeting will take place in Calgary at Canada Olympic Park