Localization of passive seismic sources is crucial for real-time monitoring of hydraulic fracturing. Using the similarity of diffraction imaging and passive seismic imaging, we propose a method that uses path-integral formulation to apply diffraction-type migration on time-shifted microseismic records and to focus seismic energy focuses at correct onsets and accurate locations in time coordinates. An efficient workflow is applied to do path-integral migration based on analytical integration. Passive seismic sources can be additionally highlighted by envelope stacking. Numerical experiments with synthetic data verify the effectiveness of the proposed method.
Presentation Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Start Time: 3:45:00 PM
Presentation Type: ORAL