Shale reservoirs can be complex and present many challenges, including identifying, mapping, and staying within sweet spots; determining well locations and spacing; optimizing drilling; enhancing completion and stimulation strategies; identifying operational efficiencies; and respecting environmental sensitivities and regulatory issues. And each unconventional play is unique. What works well in one play may not translate well to another.
Careful selection of technologies and services is essential for long-term success, confident decisions, and increased operational efficiency. Continuously refining techniques drives improved economics.
Schlumberger has provided services and technologies in every active shale play worldwide. Our integrated technology offerings and expertise improve operational efficiency, enhance production, reduce risk, provide reliable results, and lead to greater economic success.
From evaluation, drilling, and completions through to production management, we help to ensure that you produce more with less at every opportunity.
More knowledge, less uncertainty
Evaluate both reservoir quality and completion quality accurately and reliably. Selective acquisition and analysis of data leads to less uncertainty and more informed decisions.
More pay zone, less rig time
Drill higher-quality, longer laterals faster and with greater accuracy. Place wells in the most productive zones for greater economic success. Optimize every aspect of your drilling program.
More reservoir contact, less environmental impact
Identify the most effective completion strategy to maximize reservoir contact and reduce environmental impact.
More recovery, less footprint
Diagnose problems and optimize the lifetime production of your wells, maximizing ultimate recovery with fewer wells and fewer interventions.