MiVu™ Microseismic Processing Software
MiVu™ is a software package designed to perform microseismic monitoring during hydraulic fracturing for both downhole geophone arrays and surface geophone arrays.
MiVu™ offers capabilities for building simple and complex geologic models interactively, designing optimal microseismic monitoring geometry, processing data with user-defined workflows, imaging event locations with multiple techniques, visualizing and interpreting microseismic events in 3D.
Multiple event location techniques are offered such as 3D grid search, 3D migration, and cross double difference to provide insight on how different geophysical methodologies effect the location of the microseismic event. Understanding the strength and weakness of each methodology will provide a better understanding of the accuracy of the event.
MiVu™ is designed for both field engineers and processing geophysicists with automated workflows and automated imaging methods, and also many options for advanced processing, imaging, and QC analysis.
MiVu™ is developed for Linux with applications for single or multiple CPUs
Model Building and Survey Design for Microseismic Monitoring
MiVu™ offers a robust model builder that can help users to create a velocity model using seismic images, well log, and geologic interpretation. MiVu ™ can also help to design optimal microseismic monitoring geometry through numerical testing with several different imaging algorithms and understand the imaging accuracy prior to the hydraulic fracture operation.
Microseismic Data Processing
MiVu™ includes a sophisticated 3-C microseismic data processing system that allows users to design an interactive processing sequence. Users may select a few processing functions and a picking method to process data in the entire project automatically on parallel CPUs. It also allows users to add on any third-party processing function or imaging method into the processing module.
Locating Microseismic Events and Estimating Focal Mechanism
MiVu™ presents multiple imaging algorithms that are proven effective for microseismic monitoring. These methods utilize the traveltime and full waveform information to infer the source information of microseismic events with different geophysical assumption, and together they present a full picture of the final results and associated resolution and accuracy.
Microseismic Visualization and Interpretation
MiVu™ offers a 3D microseismic visualization and interpretation system. It allows interactively displaying hydraulic fracturing data, seismic images, well log, geological model, VSP corridor stack, and many others along with microseismic events to help making interpretation.