An integrated approach to characterization of fractured reservoirs Conference Paper uri icon


  • © 1995 Society of Exploration Geophysicists. All rights reserved. This paper summarizes an integrated hydrologic and seismic characterization of a fractured limestone formation at the Conoco Borehole Test Facility (CBTF) in Kay County, Oklahoma. Transient response from pressure interference tests were first inverted in order to identify location and orientation of dominant fractures at the CBTF. Subsequently, high resolution (1000 to 10000 Hz) cross-well and single-well siesmic surveys were conducted to verify the preferential flow paths indicated by hydrologic analysis. Seismic surveys were conducted before and after an air injection in order to increase the visibility of the fracture zone to seismic imaging. Both Seismic and hydrologic analysis were found to yield consistent results in detecting the location of a major fracture zone.

author list (cited authors)

  • Datta‐Gupta, A., Majer, E., Peterson, J., Vasco, D., Doughty, C., Long, J., ... Sinton, J.

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publication date

  • January 1995