Schlumberger has announced the availability of its StimMAP LIVE hydraulic fracturing diagnostics service. This new service can optimize field drilling and production plans, reduce stimulation costs, and allow process changes to be made in real time to maximize fracture effectiveness.
By analyzing microseismic events created during the fracturing process and automatically locating them in 3-D space, the service maps the fractures while they are being created. As a result, the fracture treatment can be optimized.
“Simultaneous visualization of hydraulic fracture propagation enables operators’ technical experts to make better onsite...