Summary

Shale resources characterization has gained attention in the last decade or so, after the Mississippian Barnett shale was successfully developed with the application of hydraulic fracing and horizontal drilling. For characterization of shale gas formations different workflows using 3D surface seismic data have been introduced. We propose an integrated workflow for the characterization of the Montney shale formation, one of the largest and economically viable resource plays in North America. We also compare results to those that were obtained by an existing workflow described elsewhere.

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