Natural fractures are common in many of the shale reservoirs in USA. They may impact well completion business in a few different ways from landing zone decision, hydraulic fracture network modeling, to stimulation design and well performance evaluation. Therefore, it is important to get natural fractures full characterized.
Borehole images provide primary data in understanding in-situ stress orientation in your local field area based on imaged drilling induced fractures and/or borehole breakout.
Fracture facies can be defined using borehole images or integration of image logs with core for both unconventional and conventioanl fractured reservoirs. It maybe defined using conventional openhole logs with trained models built from imaged or cored wells.
Fracture facies can be modeled in 3D space. This provides useful information for better lateral well placement.