Simple mechanical models of the response of a reservoir to hydraulic fracturing have been developed in order to interpret the response of microseismic and downhole-tilmeter diagnostic systems and determine the important reservoir and treatment parameters that influence the response. For microseisms, results of this study can be used to delineate the width of the seismically active zone and possibly distinguish different types of signals. For downhole tiltmeters, the results can be used to interpret the measured tilt response and provide information on height growth, closure pressure and proppant placement.

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