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DI Blog Unconventional Oil and Gas Wisdom

Posted on July 24, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Hotel/Motel Chains Throughout the Oil Patch

Every Engineer, Geologist, or Landman who has ever performed field work in the E&P sector of the oil patch has spent countless nights in roadside hotel/motels. Stays in these hotels.. read more

Drillinginfo #3_Colombia
Posted on July 22, 2014 · Posted in International Oil & Gas

Colombia Heavy Oil: Regional Update

With the July 23 closing date of its 2014 bid round fast approaching, Colombia is pushing hard for international investment in its offshore and unconventional plays. In fact, Colombia is.. read more

Blog-Inside Map Drawers
Posted on July 17, 2014 · Posted in Maps

Inside Drillinginfo’s Map Drawers #6: DI Lease Count & Mineral Appraisal Coverage

Leasing. Mineral Rights. These are often the first and the last thing you look at when exploring new opportunities. If you can’t lease the land or arrange for access to.. read more

July_#2_Condensing the Condensate
Posted on July 15, 2014 · Posted in Regulatory

Condensing the Eagle Ford Condensate Ruling

A lot of electrons are running around the Internet analyzing the June 25, 2014 Wall Street Journal news flash that the U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC) is allowing Pioneer Natural.. read more

Seismic Brittleness Pt @ Lead
Posted on July 10, 2014 · Posted in Geology

Seismic Brittleness Index Volume Estimation From Well Logs in Unconventional Reservoirs (Part II) – Brittleness Definitions Review

Summary The objective of hydraulic fracturing is to design/execute a fracture treatment that achieves the desired fracture characteristics (length & conductivity) to maximize a wells production rate/reserves, creating a high-permeability.. read more

Unconventional Play Areas
Posted on July 8, 2014 · Posted in DI Analytics

American Fireworks: The History of US Unconventional Play Development in One Map

In honor of the Fourth of July, I put together a time-lapse map of new wells in the 11 American unconventional plays covered by DI Analytics (Bakken, Eagle Ford, Marcellus,.. read more

Posted on July 3, 2014 · Posted in DI Geology, Niobrara

Clearing the Smoke of the Smoky Hill Member

What is the Smoky Hill Member? Well for one thing it has nothing to do with smoke at all. The Smoky Hill Member is a distinct section of fossil containing.. read more

Land Grids Lead
Posted on July 1, 2014 · Posted in Land

Land Grids. The Good, the Bad and the North 40

Typically children don’t look forward to going to the dentist but I did for one reason, Highlights Magazine. To be more specific, Highlights Magazine had a section where they cleverly.. read more

Seismic Brittleness Figure I-8
Posted on June 26, 2014 · Posted in Geology

Seismic Brittleness Index Volume Estimation From Well Logs in Unconventional Reservoirs (Part I)

SUMMARY Brittleness is a major rock property for effective reservoir stimulation in unconventional reservoirs. Differentiating brittle from ductile rocks is key to performing efficient well location and completion. I calculated.. read more

Posted on June 24, 2014 · Posted in Geology

Gas Hydrates: Keeping the Lights On for the Future

Source: USGS Do we REALLY need to be worrying about where we’re going to find those pesky BTU’s that power our planet? Can we get rid of the angst engendered.. read more