CGG has released HRS-9/R2, an upgrade to its intuitive and interactive Hampson-Russell HRS-9 reservoir characterization software suite. It builds on HRS-9, launched in 2012, by offering geoscientists new capabilities focusing on unconventional resources.
Azimuthal AVO for fracture identification
A completely new module named ProAZ will increase the effectiveness of well planning in fractured reservoirs and unconventional resource plays by helping interpreters map fractures and other forms of anisotropy. ProAZ can generate common-offset/common-azimuth and common-angle/common-azimuth gathers. It also analyzes azimuthal variations in AVO amplitudes to infer the intensity and orientation of natural fracture swarms.