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Shell and WellDog develop shale-detecting technology

08th October 2014

WellDog has announced that it has collaborated with Shell International Exploration & Production over the past eighteen months to develop a new technical service for locating natural gas and natural gas liquids in shale formations

Shell and WellDog develop shale-detecting technology
The new service is directed at identifying the locations where natural gas and natural gas liquids occur in shale formations

This announcement follows a laboratory and field development programme undertaken by the two companies, leveraging WellDog’s patented downhole Raman spectroscopy technology and Shell’s geochemical and petrophysical experience in shale gas evaluation.

The new service is directed at identifying the locations where natural gas and natural gas liquids occur in shale formations, allowing producers to focus development efforts, reduce drilling costs, optimise production, and reduce the number of hydraulic fracturing stages and associated water usage. 

Shell is now leading beta trials of the technical service that is being developed from the programme.

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