PulseFrac – Formation Stress Testing using Acoustic Shockwaves

qWave granted support from CLIMIT

The CLIMIT Programme is Norway’s national programme for research,  development and demonstration of CO2 capture and storage technology (CCS). CLIMIT-Demo is run by Gassnova Qwave has received support from CLIMIT-Demo to pilot our new technology using a prototype of a down hole tool to stress test rock formations, such as a caprock in a carbon …

Equinor Ventures visits qLab

This summer, qWave had the pleasure of giving our joint industry project partner Equinor Venture a tour at our qLab in Stavanger.

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.