William D. Von Gonten Jr., W.D. Von Gonten & Co., DUG, Eagle Ford, shale, fracture, prop, completion, model

Better insight, including on calcite and ash bed layers, could lead to better frack designs, greater stimulation and ultimately, more production.

Statoil, BHP Billiton, DUG, Eagle Ford, oil, gas, shale, production

Shale players are optimizing processes and techniques as they cope with market realities. The efforts, which have already led to drilling and production efficiencies, continue.

fracking, refrack, refracturing, oil, shale, EnerCom, stimulation, Mike Vincent

Further optimization could lead to better frack designs, stage and well spacing, greater production and ultimately, more profit.

Mancos, shale, Rocky Mountain, Stratas Advisors, completions, oil, gas, Niobrara

A new resource assessment gives this unconventional play world-class status.

EOG Resources, completions, DUC, production, second quarter, Bill Thomas, oil

The company is counting on growing “premium inventory”—wells that generate rates of return of at least 30% at $40/bbl oil— to increase resource potential.

Noble Energy, David Stover, Gulf of Mexico, shale, unconventional, Leviathan, production, sell, volumes, second quarter

Enhanced completions onshore and subsea tiebacks offshore are contributing to production gains, but low commodity prices are taking away profit potential.

The technology uses an industry standard downhole data logger to collect data from which measurements are made and fracture locations pinpointed.

All stages were successfully stimulated with acid, with clear pressure indications of packers setting, balls landing and sleeves shifting, the release said.

DUG Permian, WPX Energy, Richard Muncrief, Permian, Delaware, oil, drilling, rig

WPX Energy, which entered the Permian Basin in 2015 with its $2.3 billion-plus acquisition of RKI Exploration, is bullish on the sub-basin. The company is among those focusing on the the Upper and Lower Wolfcamp A, both of which are proven productive.

Silver Hill Energy Partners, Silver Hill Energy II, Kyle Miller, DUG Permian Basin, Delaware, completions, production, oil

The sub-basin was heralded during the DUG Permian Basin conference as one of the industry’s bright spots as companies continued to cope with the cyclical ups and downs of life in the oil patch.

Halliburton, Marcellus, shale, refrack, Heard In The Field, Hart Energy, report, survey, Utica, completion, downhole, Appalachia, US Well Service, restimulation, fracking, ceramic, slickwater, gas, oil

Meanwhile, a blanket of homogeneity overlies Appalachia completion techniques. The only exception regionally involves some of the hotter, deeper Utica wells, according to Hart Energy's Heard In The Field report.

Panelists at Hart Energy's DUG Permian conference said sand, spacing and slickwater have played key roles in the multistage fracturing process that contributed to the Permian Basin becoming today’s largest oil-producing region in the U.S.

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