Foro Energy is commercializing the application of high power lasers for the oil, natural gas, geothermal, and mining industries. We support our clients throughout the lifecycle of their assets with a focus on maximizing operational performance and efficiency.
Our world class team, with a combined 200+ years of advanced technical experience in high power lasers and oilfield engineering, has made enabling technical achievements that allow the deployment high power lasers for the first time in the field.
With our proprietary technology and a portfolio of 50+ US and international patent filings, we work closely together with partners to enable access to the next generation of the world’s energy resources.
Foro Energy founded and start up with first office location in Littleton, CO.
SBS suppression technique
Foro confirms SBS suppression technique for sending laser light down long lengths of fiber. Foro optimizes their laser-mechanical drilling process in lab environment, as well as designed the 1st high power laser hardware for power transmission.
Awarded largest ARPA-E Award
Foro Energy awarded largest grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, $9.1MM ARPA-E Award. The project’s focus is to develop a high power laser drilling system for use in Geothermal.
Completion of ARPA-E Program
Successfully tested the prototype in a drilling demonstration
ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS AND INDUSTRY PARTNERS
Foro broadens technology roadmap to include workover, completions, intervention, and decommissioning applications. Chevron and ConocoPhillips become investors in Foro Energy as well as technology partners.
Houston, TX HQ
Foro opens office in Houston, TX and establishes location as global headquarters
Foro Energy completes onshore field trial of 1st offshore prototype high power laser Pile Cutting Tool to be used for jacket and platform decommissioning.
Foro Energy and Petrobras sign Technology Cooperation Agreement for focusing on a next generation high power laser drilling system
New Test Well
Acquire a test well outside of Galveston, TX for testing of high power laser cutting tools.
Offshore Test Successful
Foro Energy successfully completed 1st offshore field trial of the High Power Laser Boring and Sectioning Tool (BeaST) for Chevron in the Gulf of Mexico.
Foro launches next generation high power laser system for commercial operation in Bakersfield, CA
Foro receives 50th patent approval.
Offshore Field Trial
Successfully deployed Offshore Multistring Conductor Cutting Tool in Norway North Sea wells.