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Posted on August 26, 2014 · Posted in International Oil and Gas

Australian Oil: The Canning Basin

Everyone in oil and gas knows there is a lot of risk. No matter how high-tech the industry becomes, what lies beneath the surface is not truly known until wells.. read more

Posted on August 21, 2014 · Posted in Maps

Inside Drillinginfo’s Map Drawers #7: Eagle Ford Shale Oil Gravity

Things sure move fast in this day and age. Where once it was acceptable to use a stately tree or remarkable rock to denote a legal boundary, now we check.. read more

Posted on August 19, 2014 · Posted in DI Analytics

Beyond the Rig Count: Visualizing Patterns of Rig Activity

The drilling rig industry has been busy since the last time I wrote about rig movement activity in March. Getting straight to the punchline – below is an animated time.. read more

Posted on August 14, 2014 · Posted in Regulatory

Working on the Railroad: New Safety Regulations May Affect Shipping Crude by Rail

It’s back to the future for shipping crude by rail. John D. Rockefeller first made money 150 years ago shipping oil on trains. He no doubt would recognize some of.. read more

Seismic Brittleness III-2
Posted on August 12, 2014 · Posted in Geology

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

SUMMARY Shales, or mudstones, are described as organic-rich, fine grained reservoirs (Bustin, 2006) typically dominated (but not exclusively) by clays. The mineral composition and the presence of organic matter can.. read more

Posted on August 7, 2014 · Posted in Engineering

Well Completion 101: Unlocking Downhole Treasure Part 1 Casing

Once upon a time the success or lack of success of an oil and gas well had to do with the comparative fortune of finding the right sort of producing.. read more

Rule 37
Posted on August 5, 2014 · Posted in GIS

Respecting Offset Well Clauses and Rule 37: Protecting Operators When Well Locations Change

It is critical to know the locations of bottom holes, permits, completions and other well location data in order to stay within the bounds of lease agreements and play by.. read more

DI July_Seismology
Posted on July 31, 2014 · Posted in Geology

Evaluating Reservoirs with Low-Cost Multicomponent Seismic Data

There are two types of seismic waves that can be generated to illuminate deep geology – a compressional (P) wave and a shear (S) wave. The majority of seismic programs.. read more

Posted on July 29, 2014 · Posted in DI Analytics

An Overview of the Past Five Years of Texas Natural Gas Processing Plant Activity

Amidst all the excitement of unconventional resource play activity on the upstream side of the oil and gas industry, it is easy to forget about the midstream operations. Fortunately, DI.. read more

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