Schlumberger Introduces New Microseismic Surface Acquisition System

February 6, 2014

Schlumberger announced the introduction of the MS Recon* high-fidelity microseismic surface acquisition system. This new microseismic system for surface and shallow grid microseismic surveys provides improved imaging of the hydraulic fracture geometry by optimizing the microseismic signal quality. 

The microseismic system features an industry-first proprietary geophone accelerometer and ultra-low noise electronics to produce the widest range of signal detectability in the industry. The nodal-based wireless acquisition system also provides customers increased flexibility in designing and deploying the surface and near-surface arrays. GPS-synchronized data are acquired continuously and transmitted to a real-time operations support center, providing customers with data processing and expert interpretation.

In field trials conducted at an operator wellsite in Texas, the MS Recon system and a conventional system were deployed to monitor hydraulic fracture treatments in a horizontal shale completion. The field data analysis concluded the microseismic system improved the sensitivity to smaller microseismic events by boosting the signal-to-noise ratio more than two-fold compared to the conventional system.

Source: Schlumberger