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Frack less – produce more

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April 11 2024

Amros Corporation’s breakthrough ShaleVision™ technology identifies the highest producing zones in shale plays using only open-hole log data, providing operators with optimum locations and trajectories for horizontal wells to maximize profitability and avoid drilling low-productive wells, reducing development cost and environmental impact. It provides also key information to optimize well spacing. When combined with data from surrounding vertical wells, ShaleVision™ identifies the best formations and optimum trajectories for horizontal wells along with estimates of production. 

Analyses of more than 100 vertical wells in the Permian Basin show that developing only sweet spots allows operators to decrease production costs by a factor of three. That means that operators should be profitable even with an oil price of $20 per barrel. 

The technology can be applied in old wells. Reprocessing existing data increases production from areas considered depleted by identifying reserves previously missed. The new approach significantly increases recovery efficiency and reduces environmental impact. Operators can have huge additional profit and at the same time pump much less water, proppants and various chemicals under the ground. 

The technology is Global Petroleum Show 2018 Award Winner in the category Innovation in Technologies and finalist of many international technology events. 

Pros & Limitations
Generate production profile, that accurately predicts production along the entire well in barrels per day per 100 feet.
Identifies locations of the best formations and zones
Generate production maps for the best formations
Recommended trajectories for horizontal wells with initial production estimates
Provides key information to optimize well spacing.
Requested standard open-hole log data as input
Specification Title Specification Description
Areas of Application
Shale acquisition | Optimization shale fields development
Technology is fully developed | Available now
Implementation time
One – two weeks to tune to new field.
Standard open-hole log data | Well production history | Any direct measurements like well testing, core or cutting analyses, etc.
Response time
One day to process one or few wells.
Return on Investment
Around 1,000% rate of return.
Avoid drilling bad wells that decrease production costs up to three times.
The technology optimize well placement: Horizontal wells best location, Do not drill bad wells, Do not miss sweet spots
Geoscience solutions for Oil & Gas
Since 1994 Amros Corporation has been providing innovative geoscience solutions to help operators optimize the development of both conventional and unconventional reservoirs around the world.


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Since 1994 Amros Corporation has been providing innovative geoscience solutions to help operators optimize the development of both conventional and unconventional reservoirs around the world. These have included solutions for direct hydrocarbon identification using seismic data, joint petrophysical and seismic interpretation, formation evaluation for heavy oil and marine littoral shale deposits, and many others where we have extracted maximum value from data to support informed decision making and optimized operations.  

In 2013 Amros Corporation introduced ShaleVision™, our proprietary technology based on decades of research and analysis that identifies the highest producing zones in shale plays, allowing operators to target the best-producing zones and avoid the cost of drilling low productive wells.

Frack Less – Produce More

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