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Well Completion 101 Part 3: Well Stimulation

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: FROM LUXURY TO NECESSITY The upstream industry has been experimenting with well stimulation (including hydraulic fracturing techniques) since long before “fracking” became a household term. Stimulation has taken many forms, including extremes like the a-bomb...

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The Midland Basin vs. the Delaware Basin – Understanding the Permian

Part 1: Evolution and Deposition This will be the first of a three part series where I will discuss the Permian Basin as well as the similarities and differences in the Midland Basin and the Delaware Basin. This first discussion will cover the evolution and deposition while the following will cover...

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True North – Getting Our Bearings Straight When Mapping Directional Drilling Surveys

Drillinginfo’s process for creating directional drilling surveys was detailed in Directional Drilling Surveys from Paper to the Web. Since it’s such a long, winding path to take directional drilling surveys from paper reports to the interactive map application on DrillingInfo’s 2.0...

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Canadian Oil and Gas Well Numbers

Several weeks ago I wrote about US Well Numbers and the basics of how they are numbered and who numbers them along with the standards committee that sets the rules. Today I’m writing about the Canadian system which is very different from the US but as a geologist I find it elegant, logical and...

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Chaos Theory: Order for the Unconventional Oil Patch?

4.6692016090 – the Most Important Number in Upstream E&P?? Huh?? One number?? Instead of numbers like 1200 BOPD or 6500# ftp or 15,000’ MD? Or even 200,000 gross acres under lease? Probably a small percentage of those of you reading this know this number as Feigenbaum’s constant...

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