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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October 30, 2014
Mirko van der Baan, Sergey Fomel and Jean-Baptiste Tary will organize postconvention workshop W-9‹Latest Developments in Time-Frequency Analysis
Thu 30th from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
October 26-31, 2014
The Microseismic Industry Consortium will be presenting several papers during SEG conference.
October 19 - 22, 2014
Microseismic expression of natural fracture activation in a tight sand reservoir will be presented by Dr. David Eaton
September 15 - 18, 2014
Microseismic Industry Consortium presentation details to be confirmed by SEG. Details to follow.
September 2 - 6, 2014
Geophysical Principles of Microseismic Methods