Sigma Cubed’s microseismic group delivers borehole, surface, and fiber optic (DAS) microseismic acquisition to help companies answer the question of what completions strategy works best and to refine their earth model to have the most accurate understanding of the subsurface, especially at the reservoir level. We use the longest arrays in the industry, resulting in quality signal extraction, more events, longer monitoring distance, and better geometric coverage.
Processing is a key differentiator to Sigma Cubed’s microseismic offering. The processing group at Sigma Cubed is focused on developing best-in-class processing tools and algorithms and constantly works to evolve these tools to deliver the most from the data. Real-time is an area where Sigma Cubed excels. Acquisition quality control and processing provides answers in the shortest time possible, providing the biggest impact on completions by using microseismic data to do adaptive fracture management during the completions job. The processing team also has deep experience in working with non-standard acquisition and integrating downhole, surface, and fiber-optic data, including in real-time.
Vertical Seismic Profiles (VSPs) help operators get a better understanding of the subsurface by recording the upward and downward wave fields created by a source. Sigma Cubed performs VSPs for companies trying to improve interpretation areas such as better time-depth ties of their seismic and wells, delineate geologic features and reservoirs, and improve poor data area.
The benefit of microseismic does not come from looking at a cloud of events. The real benefit to clients is in advanced analysis that combines geomechanics with geophysical interpretation of the microseismic data in order to answer the questions that are most pressing in unconventionals development: what completions strategy works best and how best to constrain their earth model.