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Posted on September 11, 2014 · Posted in Oil and Gas Prices

Why Oil Prices that “Should” be Going Higher are Going Lower

I once heard an oil man say that he who predicts the future price of oil lies, even when he is telling the truth. The market currently shows hydrocarbon energy.. read more

Piecing the Utica Together
Posted on September 9, 2014 · Posted in DI Analytics

A Utica Shale Update

The scope of this blog post is to take a quick snap shot of the recent activity in the core of the Utica Shale play of eastern Ohio and western.. read more

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Posted on September 4, 2014 · Posted in Industry News

Oil and Gas Jobs in Demand as Companies Seek to Bridge Skills Gap

It’s no secret. Millions of oil and gas jobs, and other employment opportunities beyond the energy sector, have been created in the U.S. thanks to the surging shale revolution. While.. read more

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Posted on September 2, 2014 · Posted in Maps

Inside Drillinginfo’s Map Drawers # 8: Landtrac Leases and Units

Drillinginfo’s map drawers series has unpacked a number of cool concepts from plays and mapping technology. GIS analyst Ryan Nelson had these comments about this map of Leases and Units.. read more

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Posted on August 28, 2014 · Posted in Drillinginfo

Beyond Data: Drillinginfo at Nape South and URTeC 2014

It’s August, and besides getting your kids all set for school, it’s time to get ready for that final push through the end of the year. No matter which part.. read more

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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

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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

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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

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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