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January 21, 2018

Reducing Fluid Use During Hydraulic Fracturing Operations

Reducing Fluid Use During Hydraulic Fracturing Operations   When conducting hydraulic fracturing operations in shale plays a combination of water, sand and a strategic amount of chemical additives are injected at high pressure through a wellbore to target low permeability rock formations. The injected fluid creates small cracks in the rock, allowing natural gas or […]

January 21, 2018

Innovating for the Future: How the Oil & Gas Industry Will Survive and Thrive Past New Challenges

Innovating for the Future: How the Oil & Gas Industry Will Survive and Thrive Past New Challenges   Exploration for hydrocarbons is a continuous challenge full of complex obstacles that are both technical as well as market driven. A downturn in the market for oil and gas has exacerbated that reality as the industry has […]

December 8, 2017

Effect of Pump Rate in Fracturing Treatments

Effect of Pump Rate in Fracturing Treatments   Pump rate is a critical component of any successful hydraulic fracturing treatment. In application, once the formation in situ stress is overcome and fracture initiation occurs, the pump rate must be sufficient to overcome the natural formation leak off rate just to hold the fracture open. Additional […]

October 23, 2017

Is Extended Lateral Drilling Exceeding Current Completion Capabilities In Shale Plays?

Is Extended Lateral Drilling Exceeding Current Completion Capabilities In Shale Plays? The prolonged low price environment for oil and gas has increased the operator’s focus on employing cost saving methods anywhere practical throughout the drilling and completion process in shale plays. The business philosophy that ‘time is money’ certainly applies here and an evolution in […]

September 18, 2017

Limited Entry versus Single-point Entry for Horizontal Multistage Fracturing

Limited Entry Completions For decades the generally accepted method for horizontal multistage fracturing in tight rock formations has been the Plug-and-Perf type completion (PnP). This is a Limited Entry system which utilizes a series of spaced perforation clusters along each section of the lateral wellbore; referred to as a stage. All clusters within each stage […]