Shale Resource Plays
The shale gas revolution has only served to highlight the need to increase the understanding of shale composition and physical proprieties to improve exploration, drilling and production. Chemostrat is demonstrating the value of elemental data in shale resource applications, and our new service matrix can be applied to provide a bespoke shale service work programme that can be applicable to exploration, geosteering and completions optimisation. This work programme can be adapted for basin scale and involves chemostratigraphic and isotopic correlation, elemental mapping of anoxia, organic preservation, and terrigeneous input in conjunction with TOC and XRD data for basin evaluation. Furthermore, the acquisition of real time chemostratigraphic data at well-site can be employed to aid geosteering and the optimisation of field development with improved planning of targeted lateral wells.