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The Field Guide to North American DUCs

When Drillinginfo first started releasing counts of the Drilled but Uncompleted wells (DUCs) in the U.S., I immediately was questioned on how to interpret the results. Everyone had a different DUC well definition, depending on what they actually wanted to evaluate. So let me suggest some terminology to clarify what…

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The Magic Of Midstream Oil and Gas

Whether you’re selling water, a game-changing  app, or tacos, you need tankers, or an app store, or a modified trailer with a slide window and an awning to get your product to market. The Oil and Gas industry is so big that we have broken it up into three separate…

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Coming Oil Supply Shortage: Ramping Up The DUCs

Coming on the heels of the last few articles about DUCs (drilled uncompleted wells) another discussion that is beginning to occur between analysts and companies is the shortage of equipment and manpower. Since pricing began to slide in 2014 over 350,000 people have lost their jobs across the United States…

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Utica Shale: Appalachian Basin Oil & Gas Geology and Activity

Since there hasn’t been much news out of Ohio this week, I thought it would be a good time to revisit the Utica Shale. Wedged between the Cincinnati Group and the Black River Group formations, deep below Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and even parts of Canada, lies the Middle Ordovician…

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Production Forecasting, Predictive Analytics, and Today’s Oilfield

Harnessing the power of Big Data is without a doubt the biggest driver of business success today. For different companies and in different industries the incentives and motivations are as varied as weather. For the “excess capacity” ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft, for example, we as consumers see how good…

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