Unconventional reservoirs are not easy puzzles to solve. But multicomponent time-lapse seismic is showing promise in fracture detection.The Colorado School of Mines Reservoir Characterization Project (RCP) is conducting time-lapse multicomponent seismic surveys at Rulison field, Piceance Basin, Colorado, to identify and monitor fracture zones in tight gas sands. Multicomponent seismic monitoring is being conducted in a tight gas development project for the first time, as downspacing to 10 acres is occurring. The purpose of the time-lapse study is to use dynamic reservoir characterization to develop workflows and improve recovery efficiency...

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