Methods for Determining Stress Orientations – Montney and Doig Examples

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Last week, we published a Geomechanics Insight article in Discovery Digest on different methods of stress orientation characterization. The article reviews the cons and pros of different methods and gives examples for the most practical ones. These examples include using image logs, sonic anisotropy, caliper logs, core analysis, and microseismic data. All the examples are from the Monteny play in Alberta.  One of my favourites in this article is the compilation of different natural and induced fractures and their relation to stress orientation with a great example from a Montney core.

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