Thermally induced stress modelling

altcom has provided microseismic & induced seismicity consultancy in a wide range of applications, including: 

  • Shale & tight gas hydraulic fracturing
  • CBM/CSG fracturing
  • Naturally fractured carbonate reservoirs
  • Thermally assisted hydrocarbon recovery
  • Underground gas storage & CO2 sequestration
  • Conventional & Engineered Geothermal Systems (EGS)

 A microseismic monitoring optimisation study might include:

  • Geomechanical modelling of seismicity generation mechanisms
  • Simulation of microseismic system performance
  • Specification of instrumentation, data telemetry & acquisition requirements
  • Requirements for real-time and/or offline processing systems
  • Assessing relative strengths & weaknesses of the alternative approaches
  • Identification of key installation/operational risks
  • Evaluating key cost components for the monitoring system & operations