Real-Time ‘Meat Thermometer’ Monitoring Cooks Better Wells

Modern microseismic monitoring technology better resembles a meat thermometer that can teach operators how to cook each stage of a downhole completion just right, vs. earlier technology that was more like a stethoscope, only able to listen to the external chest sounds of a reservoir, according to Peter Duncan, president and CEO of MicroSeismic Inc. And many operators are unaware of the predictive capabilities of the data generated with microseismic today, he said.