Jun 1st-Microseismic SIG: Engineering Decision-Making using Moment Tensor Inversion and Microseismic Reflection Imaging*

Microseismic SIG
Sponsored by Apache Corporation

Event Location:
Apache Corporation
2000 Post Oak Blvd. #100
Houston, TX  77056

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Speaker: Dr. Mark Mack, Consultant 
Co-Authors: Scott Taylor and Anton Reshetnikov

The authors present comparative results of several well observed microseismic surveys in the Delaware Basin whose objective was to determine the effectiveness of

1. Parent and offset child well spacing modifications,
2. Higher density sand schedules and cluster efficiency, and
3. Variable fluid system injection schedules. 

The authors show how post processing techniques like moment tensor inversion and microseismic reflection imaging can add additional value to microseismic surveys and benefit practical engineering decisions. 

Speaker Biography: Mark Mack, Consultant

Dr. Mark Mack is an independent consultant specializing in Microseismic and Hydraulic Fracturing Geomechanics. Mark has more than 30 years of experience in geomechanics and hydraulic fracture simulation.  He spent 22 years at Schlumberger working on various aspects of hydraulic fracturing, including developing hydraulic fracture models and using geomechanics to apply microseismic measurements. His last position at Schlumberger was as Geomechanics Advisor.  He was the Vice President of Engineering and Chief Operating Officer at Oxane Materials, before joining Itasca/IMaGE where he was the General Manager of Itasca Houston, and the Geomechanics Director for IMaGE.  
Mark Mack has a B.S in Chemical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Geomechanics from the University of Minnesota, and an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School in Scotland. Mark has authored or co-authored more than 30 technical papers and three book chapters.


6/1/2017 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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