CRYSTAL(TM) 2013 Drives Reliable EUR Estimates & Better Decisions via Integrated Fracture Monitoring, Hydrofrac Data & Geomodel Predictions


DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - August 13, 2013) -  SIGMA3 Integrated Reservoir Solutions, Inc. announced the launch of the enhanced CRYSTAL™ 2013, an expert-level platform for geophysicists and modelers, at the inaugural Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC). A major step forward in microseismic analysis and shale reservoir characterization, CRYSTAL 2013 helps GeoEngineers build models that connect microseismically derived Stimulated Reservoir Volume (SRV) to actual produced volumes in the context of 3D seismic, geologic and well log data.

CRYSTAL 2013 drills deeper into available data with new SIGMA3 tools, including broadband spectral inversion capabilities for resolution enhancement and specialized tools for natural fracture modeling. These enhancements will allow users to better resolve structure, stress anisotropy, stratigraphy, texture, rock physics, total organic content, fracture density, petrophysics, and ultimately, improve reservoir quality.

"For the first time, near-well models incorporating microseismic data can be used to match production history from individual well without compromising the integrity of input data and resulting models," says Kevin McKenna, Vice President, Technology Solutions. "Consequently, CRYSTAL 2013 models can be used to predict EURs reliably for individual wells, and calculate reserves accurately for entire fields." 

Important field development decisions, including lateral azimuth, stratigraphic target and landing zone, well spacing (lateral and vertical), stage spacing, and well locations can be quantitatively supported and optimized in CRYSTAL 2013.

SIGMA3 is demonstrating the power of CRYSTAL 2013 in Booth 1039 during the URTeC.

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