CGG, Baker Hughes ink RoqSCAN agreement as part of shale alliance


CGG, Baker Hughes ink RoqSCAN agreement as part of shale alliance

PARIS -- CGG has signed an exclusive agreement with Baker Hughes Incorporated for RoqSCAN technology. RoqSCAN is a real-time, fully portable, quantitative and automated rock properties and mineralogical analyzer.

Developed by Robertson, a CGG company, and Carl Zeiss Microscopy Ltd., RoqSCAN delivers highly quantitative compositional and textural mineralogical data from drill cuttings or core pieces, revealing the mineralogical DNA of the reservoir. This service can be provided at the wellsite during drilling operations, or later in core stores, field offices and laboratories.

Baker Hughes will include RoqSCAN in its shale reservoir evaluation services as part of its Shale Science Alliance with CGG. The agreement strengthens the strategic relationship between the two companies, which is designed to help operators better understand shale plays and predict “sweet spots” based on the combination of seismic attributes and accurate wellbore measurements.

 “RoqSCAN acts as an innovative bridge, delivering important geologic information to our integrated geoscience offering with Baker Hughes and providing a ground truth for our predictive reservoir models. It allows us to properly characterize the geological factors behind the sweet spots and optimize the completion design and fracturing to maximize production and reduce costs in these capital-intensive shale play operations,” said Sophie Zurquiyah, senior executive V.P. of CGG’s Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir Division (GGR).

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