Imaging Shows What is at Fault in Fracturing Job
Electromagnetic images can show where water flows during a hydraulic fracture. A test in the Anadarko Basin showed a fault there was a bigger hazard than expected.
Fracturing Plans and Reality Often Look Really Different
Good diagnostic testing is often painstaking, time-consuming, and costly, but recent studies suggest that a lack of knowledge can be even costlier.
It is Time for Oil Companies To Find Some New Technology
The future of unconventional exploration will require a break from the status quo. With well productivity stalling, it is time to look for a new plan of attack.
Doing Better By Doing Less: Using Well Logs to Target Productive Rock
The rising cost of fracturing offers a significant incentive for finding ways to avoid unproductive rock. One entrepreneur says he can use standard well logs to target the slice of rock likely produce most, and avoid the rest.
Search for Elusive Sweet Spots Is Changing Reservoir Evaluation
The pursuit of sweet spots in unconventional oil and gas plays is driving the creation of an emerging set of data-driven systems to measure, map, and predict how wells will perform in unconventional reservoirs.
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