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

  • Shale and tight gas hydraulic fracturing
  • CBM/CSG fracturing
  • Naturally fractured carbonate reservoirs
  • Thermally assisted hydrocarbon recovery
  • Underground gas storage and CO2 sequestration
  • Conventional and 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 and acquisition requirements
  • Requirements for real-time and/or offline processing systems
  • Assessing relative strengths and weaknesses of the alternative approaches
  • Identification of key installation/operational risks
  • Evaluating key cost components for the monitoring system and operations
Thermal stress