ShaleQube is ARKeX's answer product that addresses the challenges of unconventional exploration
Gravity gradiometry is of significant interest to shale gas operators in two key areas. First, the technology itself and gravity gradiometry's ability to generate accurate structural models that can help identify faults and provide a greater overall understanding of the 3-D earth model. Second, ShaleQube can help address the problems of cost and accessibility, where hundreds of miles of shale gas prospects can be surveyed quickly, efficiently and cost effectively without the need for large scale and invasive seismic equipment.
Structural complexities within a shale play increase the likelihood of the operator losing contact with the shale or coming across faults, the information generated from ShaleQube provides a geologic insight into the structural complexity of shale gas fields, highlights the presence of faults, and shows which areas of the field are more or less structurally complex than others ahead of planning 3-D seismic acquisition..