• The industry studies reported that based on 200+ downhole production logs data evaluated in multiple shale plays in North America that up to 50% of the clusters and stages Do Not Produce in Geometric Drilling and Completion design.
  • Current multistage hydraulic fracturing and stimulation operations in shale are expensive, environmentally challenging and inefficient. Hydraulic fracturing operations already represent close to 70% of the total drilling and completion cost for each well.
  • E&P operators need more accurate, timely and actionable data on the performance of individual fracturing stages to enable improved decision-making and optimization of multistage hydraulic fracturing, as well as overall field development.
  • In addition, to increase and optimize production from improved/enhanced oil recovery projects (IOR/EOR), the interwell smart tracer testing is the only direct and most accurate method of monitoring fluid movement from injector to production wells. 
  • This drives the need for deployment of disruptive smart tracer and diagnostics technology that will reduce the completion cost and drastically improve the efficiency of multistage hydraulic fracturing operations, as well as IOR/EOR projects.
Production Performance
41% of clusters not contributing
perforated cluster
42% of clusters not contributing
perforated cluster
What about Effectiveness?
of perforation clusters
do not contribute to
are not contributing in
Bakken shale
are not contributing if
6 clusters per stage
Efficient operations
but are not an effective use of water, proppant and sand
Production Log Analysis of Non-Producing Perforations in Shale Basins
Weighted Average (All Basins)
Not Producing
(All Stages)
Not Producing
(Better Stages)
Not Producing
(Best Stages)
Average Shale Well Cost Breakout
Avg. Fluid, Proppant and Stages
Average Total Gallons of Fluid
Average Total Lbs of Proppant
Average of Numder of Stages
Proppant, Fluid and Completion Cost