JPT C&J Energy, Seismos Combine Technologies To Evaluate Fractures As They Are Made

Trent Jacobs 

Screenshot shows how rock property data and acoustic-based fracture property data are integrated into a commercial petrophysical interpretation software (CGG PowerLog). The multi-colored wellbore represents different grades of stiffness while the blue bi-wings and green spheres represent an analysis of the fracture network. Two companies, C&J Energy Services and Seismos, have teamed up to combine their fracture characterization technologies into a single service. They say their technology tandem was recently used in the field by a completions team to customize almost two-thirds of the stimulation stages in a horizontal shale well. Under the partnership, C&J is responsible for analyzing drilling data from horizontal wells to describe rock properties along the lateral section.