We need several vertical pilot wells with compressional sonic and density logs, Mini-Frac or DFIT, production history and covered with processed wide-azimuth 3D seismic, to identify and rank the best areas and the sweet spots of a shale play.

We use a seismic processing software (ProMax or equivalent), a geological interpretation software (such as IHS Kingdom® or equivalent), a reservoir software (such as Aries, Fekete Well Test / Analytical Model, Intersect or equivalent) as well as data handling and visualization (Spotfire or equivalent).