EGS Microseismic Cooper Basin
Description of the project
The concept of an EGS geothermal prospect is based on fracture network permeability enhanced by hydraulic stimulation. Characterisation of fracture/fault mechanisms and geometries are therefore an important part of prospect development. In this study, building a prospect-scale 3D geology and structure model of the Cooper Basin geothermal field has assisted prospect exploration and evaluation, but even greater advantages come from the ability to integrate (in the same workspace) information from induced seismic events records such as location, magnitude, timing, focal mechanism, and shear plane orientation.
Authors: C.Bonet, H.Gibson Intrepid Geophysics 28 Feb 2011