Pinnacle continues to be the leader in innovating and optimizing microseismic interpretation for unconventional reservoirs. The latest innovation combines the sensitivity of Pinnacle’s patented downhole tiltmeter sensors with downhole microseismic receivers conveyed on a fiber optic wireline. This hybrid tool array provides insight on actual fracture deformation as a function of depth in addition to delivering superior microseismic data. The integrated result – improved accuracy in fracture height.
HOUSTON – Feb. 4, 2014 – Pinnacle Technologies, a Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) service,
announces its latest innovation in fracture diagnostics. FracHeightsm service is a hybrid
tool that combines fiber optic wireline conveyed microseismic receivers with Pinnacle’s
downhole tiltmeter sensors that directly measure the formation movement associated
with fracture dilation.
Microseismic is an indispensable technology that provides critical information on hydraulic fracturing parameters, but it cannot provide all the precise information to enable a full understanding of stimulation behavior in unconventional reservoirs. Obtaining a complete picture of the fracturing process requires integrating microseismic with advanced diagnostic solutions such as surface tiltmeters, downhole tiltmeters, and fiber optic distributed temperature and acoustic sensing, as well as more conventional diagnostic tools, including tracers, flow tests, fracture modeling, diagnostic injection tests, and production data analysis.