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Breaking Down the Bone Springs: A Brief Look at the Geology and Production

In terms of well productivity, unconventional resource plays are not created equally, and, to throw another wrench in the mix, not all of one particular play is created equally. This goes beyond the geographic 2D perspectives of the play, as the stratigraphic 3D sequence of a reservoir also has to…

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Whiting Petroleum: a Closer Look

Whiting Petroleum just raised $2.75 Billion! Since that is a lot of money, I thought I should fire up the Drillinginfo Analytics package (DI Analytics), take a closer look at their operations and see what they’re likely to spend their new money on. Show Me the Money A few weeks…

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Logging Bad: Why Log Errors Exist and How to Correct Them in DI Transform

Even the most expert geologist needs good data to do good work. We’ve all heard the aphorism “garbage in, garbage out,” but how are you supposed to know what data is a mistake and what data is significant? Those unfamiliar with the logging process ask: “Why in this day and…

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Oil Futures: Reducing Risk in a Volatile Market

Crude oil prices are in contango. Contango means the expected future price of a barrel of oil is higher than the current spot price. That’s a good thing, right? When Harold Hamm says “Avoid selling that production in this poor market and wait for service costs to fall before completing…

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Saudi Arabia and Oil: What You Need to Know

Saudi Arabia is all over the news. Every time a minister speaks, headlines reverberate through all of the O&G industry sites, and even Harold Hamm’s recent Cowboyistan manifesto points to the Saudi’s November decision to maintain production levels as the major piece of context. What makes Saudi Arabia such a…

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