Identifying whether a given shale play has good reservoir quality and where the likely sweet spots are located requires a detailed understanding and interpretation of available geological, geophysical, geochemical, and engineering data, from core to seismic. Our expertise in shale reservoir evaluation and interpretation leads to a more complete understanding of the shale play and thereby to more informed decisions, less uncertainty, and greater economic success, helping you to produce more with less.
Seismic analysis identifies reservoir and completion quality attributes, structural complexity, and dominant characteristics. It also helps to recognize analogous shale play systems. In addition, fault and stress analysis and orientation can be obtained for a regional-scale interpretation of reservoir and completion quality.
Petroleum systems modeling assesses exploration risk before drilling, combining seismic information, well data, and geological knowledge to help you understand the evolution of a sedimentary basin. It sheds light on the source and timing of hydrocarbon generation, migration routes, gas in place, maturation, and hydrocarbon type.
Seismic processing, inversion, and Ant Tracking identify high-grade drilling locations, enable more-effective completion operations.
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Adequate acquisition and interpretation of well data contribute to a better understanding of reservoir and completion quality to help you select the best well location and plan the horizontal well path. Sufficient data acquisition and analysis is essential for continuous improvement.
As the volume of your acquired data grows, making smarter decisions is enabled by selecting the right software tools that facilitate integration, innovation, and understanding of the data, from petrophysics to geology and geophysics.
As your understanding of the shale play expands, each successive well begins to hold fewer surprises and more sustainable and reliable results.
Find out how specific Schlumberger technologies can help you best evaluate your shale play.