Evaluation of a workflow to derive terrestrial light detection and ranging fracture statistics of a tight gas sandstone reservoir analog

Understanding natural fracture networks in the subsurface is highly challenging, as direct 1-D borehole data are unable to reflect their spatial complexity, and 3-D seismic data are limited in spatial resolution to resolve individual meter-scale fractures. Here, we present a prototype workflow for automated fracture detection along horizontal scanlines using terrestrial laser scanning (t-LiDAR).

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