Microseismic and Induced Seismicity Monitoring, including DAS

Instructor(s): Professor David Eaton
Date: November 5
Duration: 1 full day
Location: WEBINAR
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

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Course Description

Passive seismic methods are used to monitor the response of a reservoir environment to stimulation, across a wide range of frequencies. This one-day course will provide a practical overview of rapidly evolving approaches for microseismic and induced seismicity monitoring, including the use of Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) for both interwellbore strain and microseismic analysis. With a comprehensive set of case examples, participants will acquire a solid understanding of the fundamentals of passive seismic data acquisition, processing, interpretation and quality control, together with relevant geomechanical and seismological principles. Interactive exercises are used throughout the course to demonstrate and reinforce concepts.

Target Audience

Geoscientists and engineers working in unconventional plays


Professor David Eaton was appointed 2015-2020 as NSERC/Chevron Industrial Research Chair in Microseismic System Dynamics in the Department of Geoscience. Together with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, his work focuses on advancement of research, education and technological innovations in microseismic methods and their practical applications for resource development, with a secondary focus on enhanced graduate training in STEM disciplines. He served as the 2019-2020 CSEG Distinguished Lecturer and his work has been recognized by a 2019 NSERC Synergy Prize for Innovation and the 2020 J. Tuzo Wilson medal from the Canadian Geophysical Union.