Linking Geomechanical Modelling and Microseismic Observations at Weyburn

  • James P. Verdon
Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)


The above segment from the EU Parliament’s directive on \(\hbox{CO}_2\) storage highlights the need to develop models that are validated by observation. For reservoir fluid-flow models this involves history matching with injection and production rates, downhole pressure changes and \(\hbox{CO}_2\) plume geometry as imaged by controlled source seismics. However, can we also apply this to geomechanical models? Can we find ways to validate geomechanical models of sites like Weyburn with observables from the field?


Injection Well Production Well Horizontal Well Seismic Anisotropy Shear Wave Splitting 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Earth SciencesUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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