BP To Buy US Shale Assets From BHP for $10.5 Billion
BP ends a year of speculation as to who will buy BHP Billiton’s much-coveted US unconventional business, transforming its Lower 48 portfolio in the process.
Double-Digit Growth Forecast in US Drilling and Completion Market
Drilling and completion expenditure and activity is projected to show multiyear double-digit growth from 2018–2022 despite a flattening of rig count increases.
Shale EOR Works, But Will It Make a Difference?
The promise of getting 30% more oil production from shale wells has set off a race by companies trying to see if they can replicate what EOG has done. But the big question is: Can it add enough oil to increase the industry’s low average recovery rate?
Tool Developed for Modeling Space Between Aquifers and Wells in Eagle Ford
A 3D conceptual model developed by ConocoPhillips helps to outline the company’s water usage for hydraulic fracturing operations in the Eagle Ford.
Data and Digital Hold E&P’s Future, Says New Century CEO
Leveraging data to drive the best technology solutions and inform business strategy is the route to future industry success, says a US independent’s top executive.
Drilling Improvements Work Toward the Perfect Well in the Eagle Ford
In the Eagle Ford, an integrated approach to engineering and operations was key to optimize performance and improve understanding of the area.
Production Performance in the In-Fill Development of Unconventional Resources
This paper presents results from the analysis of the effect of in-fill drilling on parent-well performance, and describes a simplistic approach to understanding the effect of the quest for operational efficiencies and economic cycles on development strategies.
Applying Lessons Learned To Minimize Overall Investment in Unconventional Plays
This paper provides a retrospective assessment of the Barnett and Eagle Ford Shale plays to highlight lessons learned and the associated value of those learnings.
Unconventional Technology Gains Exceed Expectations, but Low Prices Offer a Stern Test
Oil markets displayed their manic-depressive side in August, dropping to around USD 40/bbl early and jumping back to near USD 50/bbl at month’s end.
Eagle Ford Shale Well Control: Drilling and Tripping
The authors describe the development of well-control techniques that allowed successful drilling operations in the Piloncillo Ranch lease in south Texas.
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