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Conventional Oil E&P — Should you Rethink your Strategy?

The story of the US domestic oil patch over the past 14 years has been squarely focused on unconventionals—Barnett Shale, Fayetteville, Woodford, Haynesville, Bakken, Eagle Ford, Mississippian Lime, Niobrara. As we all know, drilling results from these plays have catapulted the US into the position of being the largest gas…

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Artificial Lift: What to Do When the Drilling is Done

Thus far we have explored the current technological practices involved in directional drilling; completing a well, including casing, perforating and stimulation; we have discussed enhanced oil recovery, and created an infographic. We have even started exploring some of the financial instruments E&P companies use to reduce the financial risks involved…

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European Union Energy Imports: Greek and Iranian Impact

The outcome of ongoing Greek and Iranian negotiations will affect the future of European Union (EU) and its Eurozone subset hydrocarbon consumption as well as the national origin of imported raw and refined products. Eurozone will need Significant Imports of Raw & Refined Hydrocarbon Products for Foreseeable Future Although EU…

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US Drilling Activity: Can Your Rig Count Data Do This?

Rig counts have been around for over 60 years. The data is used to assess the overall health of the oil & gas industry, understand future supply trends, and reflect the strength and stability of energy prices. The standard counts are pretty simple and straight forward – a map showing…

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Oilfield Innovation – Catching Up in a Down Market

As we’ve discussed before, the great crew change is a real concern in the oil & gas industry. Another obvious concern is the slow pace of technology adoption. The oil & gas industry has historically relied upon rudimentary paper-based technology and really had no need to think outside of the…

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