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Opening The Door To Innovation – The API Era

Over the last several years the tech industry has seen the emergence of the API economy resulting in an explosion of innovation. Every notable tech company from Microsoft, to Apple, to Google uses API’s to enrich their products and spur innovation. So what are APIs, and why should the Oil…

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What Can We Expect From a Saudi Aramco IPO?

Muhammad bin Salmon, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) Deputy Crown Prince, has publicly stated his personal support for selling shares to the public in Saudi Aramco. Saudi Aramco Not likely To Include Petroleum Reserves In An IPO Khalid al-Falih, the Saudi Aramco Chairman, stated at the Davos conference last…

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Vertical Wells and “Conventional” Activity Update

Most of our attention during the past 18-months of sliding oil prices has been on the impact on US unconventional operations, and for good reason. The very technological advancement that brings future energy security to our beck and call has a very specific price: cash money. For all the efficiencies…

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Eagle Ford Completions are Bucking the Trend

In today’s gloomy oil-price news cycle, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the fact that if not for the advent of hydraulic fracturing coupled with horizontal drilling – the Unconventional Revolution – the world would be a much different place. Things in the oil (and stock) market are certainly not super…

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Estimated Ultimate Recovery (EUR): Finding Minimum Data Requirements

On my first day at Drillinginfo, I was greeted by a smiling Mark Nibbelink. “You must be the mystery man I’ve heard so much about,” he said with a calm demeanor. A month prior Mark reached out to my advising professor, Dr. Larry Lake, and requested candidates for a database…

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