PulseFrac – Formation Stress Testing using Acoustic Shockwaves

DNO and Vår Energi are new partners in the qWave industry partnership

We are very pleased to announce that DNO will become a new partner in the industry partnership (JIP) to continue strengthen a strong group of industrial partners in Equinor, OMV and Neptune Energy. At the same time Vår Energi becomes a partner as a result of the merger with Neptune Energy qWave has developed and …

Another successful test

In the period November 21st – December 1st, 2023, qWave performed a successful test of the prototype at the Norce/Ullrigg test facilities in Stavanger, Norway. qWave has developed a prototype tool and methods to perform stress testing of rock formations in open hole wellbores. It is based on qWave patented shockwave technology that could enable …

Core business

The core technology / technique invented by qWave uses high potential electrical charge to create focused ultrasonic shockwaves, like Lithotripsy used in Medical Industry for breaking kidney stones. qWave is in the process of developing a range of tools and services using the technology for In-situ stress testing, clean perforations, well stimulation and cleaning of oil & gas wells.


Controlled, efficient and safe.

Formation Testing

Efficient sampling in low permeability reservoirs.


Improving existing perforations and scale removal.