Optimizing Production & Maximizing Recovery



Shale development is capital-intensive and margins can be low, so optimizing well performance during the development and production cycle is a necessity. With up to 60% of all fracture stages being ineffective there are huge opportunities for improvement if we can better understand the reservoir.

By maximizing reservoir contact of the well bore and precisely placing fracture stages so that every frac counts, operators can improve cost and efficiency to help wells reach their production targets on budget.


Starting from a development plan where well placement and trajectories have been optimized using lithological and geomechanical reservoirs models to target production sweet spots, we can provide a suite of services to maximize the performance of each well:

Specialized microseismic services
  • Maximize reservoir contact. MagCUBE crustal geomagnetic referencing, Robertson geological services including biostratigraphy and RoqScan automated mineralogy services at the wellsite, keep lateral well sections 'in the zone'
  • Geochemical analysis can be used for source rock evaluation, including TOC, organic petrography and maturity
  • Optimizing completions. Advanced modelling for frac and completion design can be complemented with real-time information collected during the program:
    • RoqSCAN wellsite Roqfrac brittleness index can guide final completion parameters during drilling
    • PowerLog Frac petrophysics-based software which generates formatted rock and fluid properties to allow engineers to run multiple frac scenarios with increased accuracy in hours instead of days
    • Microseismic data to discriminate hydraulic fracture and other events for an accurate assessment of frac efficiency and Stimulated Reservoir Volume achieved

These further insight into the reservoir are used to validate and calibrate the models and to refine the parameters for the next wells and completions.

RoqSCAN log

This comprehensive range of services gives us the ability to continuously improve reservoir knowledge throughout the development and production cycle, so that operators can increase their Estimated Ultimate Recovery by continuously improving their drilling and completion programs.

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GeoConsulting - (update) RoqScan


Automated mineralogy. Hard data when and where you need it. Perform detailed rock property analyses. Steer wells. Optimize completions.
GeoConsulting - Wellsite Biostratigraphy

Wellsite Biostratigraphy

Monitoring the stratigraphic progress of wells, assisting in setting casing points and monitoring coring programmes.

Multi-Physics - MagCube


Improve accuracy of directional drilling and reduce costs risk with our geomagnetic referencing services for Measurement While Drilling.

GeoConsulting - Geophysical Services (SRC)


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