Microseismic monitoring

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Microseismic monitoring also known as fracture monitoring occurs when a well is drilled next to a well of interest, for example a fracking well, and series of sensitive, well-placed receivers is placed inside the secondary well. This array can relay seismic information that is then put through an algorithm which returns information on any seismic event. This type of monitoring is useful because it can relay information on the height, size, complexity and structure of a fracture.[1]

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