MicroSeismic Makes an Impact at URTeC 2014

By Monica Vrana
Sr. Global Events Manager

Last week MicroSeismic attended the 2nd annual URTeC conference which was a unique partnership and multidisciplinary conference between Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE),  American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG). 

In terms of the quality of interaction with attendees and technical session attendance, URTeC is becoming a premiere industry event. URTeC provided operators and service providers alike, a place to interact and discuss pressing issues and best-practices which pose as important factors to the growing shale industry.   MicroSeismic had a strong technical presence at this year’s show. We presented three exceptional papers:

  • Completions Evaluation in the Eagle Ford Shale by Carl Neuhaus
  • Where did the Proppant go? by Jon McKenna
  • Using Microseismicity to Understand Subsurface Fracture Systems and to Optimize Completions: Eagle Ford Shale by Michael Grealy


MicroSeismic also announced our latest technology, FracRx™ - Stage-by-Stage Completions Optimization. At a press conference hosted by URTeC, Carl Neuhaus, Completions Evaluation Team Lead at MicroSeismic, Inc., explained how FracRx integrates microseismic data with an operator’s pump and geolocial data to track the growth of the fracture network in all directions and determine how the cumulative fracture area grows with injected fluid volume. He explianed how this information can be used to help operators evaluate the performance of the treatment for each well to more effectively maximize production and reduce costs.

To learn more about FracRx or to hear more about the topics which were presented by MicroSeismic at URTeC, register for our FREE webcasts. On September 16th, our webcast series we will feature FracRx. Here we will discuss how FracRx works and how this new service can help you optimize production for every stage for each well.

We thank all the URTeC attendees who engaged with MicroSeismic, and we hope to see you again next year at URTeC in San Antonio, Texas at the H.B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 20-22 July 2015.

Highlights from URTeC 2014 can be found here.