Fracture Characterization: Conventional well logs are used to identify fractures in the wellbore. Special techniques are utilized in unconventional environments (coals and shales) and facies that may not be associated with a classical free water level. Once the vertical fracture identification is complete LYNX combines structural curvature analysis with fracturability analysis to define areal connectivity of the fractures. Connectivity is a relative measure of the connection of likely fractures. These connectivity distributions can be directly exported along with the matrix and fracture porosity distributions to a dual porosity simulator for each geologic or simulation layer.
LYNX vs. FMI Fractures