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TransCanada received approval for the 1,179-mile cross-border pipeline application by the U.S. State Department, ending a years-long battle.
One pilot involves increasing the number of stages per well, while the other focuses on higher proppant loading.
The company is settling into its new facility, but keeping a focus on chemistry as it works to improve well performance and create new technology.
Longer laterals and debundling services are among the cost-saving and value-generating moves as E&Ps aim for higher returns amid lower commodity prices.
Mexico’s energy company is struggling and auctions continue to lag, particularly in unconventional areas.
The industry is divided on hydraulic fracturing technology. An objective view is needed to sort out the confusion and decide on best processes.
Developers of a new technology say the process can remove nearly all organic materials from produced water.
A polymer, which replaces guar in fracing fluid, has been utilized by Halliburton in Magnum Hunter’s wells in the Eagle Ford, resulting in higher flow back and improved production.
A purchase and sale agreement relating to each block must be submitted to Ecopetrol by Dec. 7 and executed by Dec. 22, Reuters reported.
The contract is BP’s first shale gas PSC in China and covers an area of about 1,500 sq km, BP said. CNPC will be operator.
In a statement, Argentina’s YPF said the accord involved a pilot project in the Bajada de Anelo Block, located in Neuquen province that would run until mid-2018, Reuters reported.
YPF estimates the Vaca Muerta deposit contains 661Bbbl of oil and 1,181Tcf of natural gas, making it one of the biggest shale reserves in the western hemisphere, Reuters said.
Energy Information Administration estimates Mexico has more than 60 billion barrels of shale resources. This would provide more than 35 years of Mexican oil supply at current U.S. production levels.
With the huge number of wells required for shale gas or coal-bed methane development, companies are implementing lean manufacturing models for these “gas factories.”
Vorpal's Drill2Frac helps optimize fracturing operations through the optimal placement of perforation clusters. Enventure’s expandable ESeal Refrac Liner provides mechanical zonal isolation of existing perforations.
Where ACTIVATE has been used, operators see about an 80% increase in EUR per well and a 66% reduction in cost per barrel of oil equivalent from refracked wells verus new wells, Halliburton said in a news release.
Etienne Roux, vice president of drilling services, said Revolution has drilled 284 vertical-curve lateral wells in a single run in the last year and half. This totals 2.4 million feet.
Problematic areas have included perforation issues, loss of fracture length, and sometimes wellbore connectivity.
Data integration and analysis over a shale play provides clear indications of where to drill and what technologies to utilize.
There are signs the bottom is at hand, which is the first step in recovery.
Freshwater, not typical slurry, will run through pumps, significantly reducing need for replacement parts and number of pumps needed on frack job, Energy Recovery CEO Joel Gay said.
Shale producers can save 30% of the drilling cost with walking rigs, which can move from one wellbore to another--10 meters in less than an hour, Reuters said.
The rise in the rig count this week was the biggest increase since April 2014. It was, however, only the third addition over the past 33 weeks, bringing the total rig count up to 659, the highest since late May.
Weatherford’s OmniWel in-well optical production and reservoir monitoring systems will combine with OptaSense’s DAS technology to improve reservoir management/ EUR. Technologies include DAS-VSP vertical seismic profiling, DAS-HFP hydraulic fracture monitoring.
Canacol Energy Ltd. provided an update Dec. 19 for the Clarinete 3, Nelson 5, and Nelson 8 development gas development wells in Colombia, and for the first-quarter 2017 exploration drilling program.
The audit office questioned the eligibility of deductions claimed for the cost of debt and equity funded capital and the excise paid on crude and condensate, Reuters reported.
The goal is to maintain stable and reliable operations as consistent water flow from all four Klebb wells will accelerate. Reservoir pressure reduction will lead to increased gas flow rates.
Two D-J Basin players reflect on lessons, accomplishments and the future of Colorado’s hottest play at the COGA Energy Summit.
The company raised its asset sales target to more than $2 billion from $1.2 billion-$1.7 billion as it looks to reduce its crippling debt burden and cope with weak oil and gas prices.
Jakub Korczak joined the company, which owns and operates projects in Tunisia and Romania, in 2009.
Workers at Peru's Camisea natural gas fields have called off a strike scheduled for Dec. 29 after reaching a deal on labor benefits with Argentina's Pluspetrol, the union SUTRAPPEC said Dec. 28.
Argentina produces an estimated 716,000 barrels of oil per day, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, Reuters reported.
Britain is estimated to have plenty of shale gas resources in place, enough to cover the country's annual gas needs for hundreds of years, Reuters reported.
"The Scottish government has a very important decision to make in determining the future of unconventional oil and gas," Paul Wheelhouse, Scotland's minister for business, innovation and energy, said in the consultation document, Reuters reported.
The conservatives, which have a majority in the Senate but not the lower house, are opposed to the ban, which would come on top of an ban on fracking in place since 2011, Reuters said.
Output has been cut several times from 53.9 Bcm in 2013 as criticism mounted that Dutch authorities had failed to adequately assess the risk to citizens from earthquakes caused by production, Reuters reported.
Piracuca was declared commercial in 2009, but further studies showed the area was not commercially viable, Petrobras said in a statement sent to Reuters.
U.S. emissions were projected to fall by 1.7% in 2016, a projection that is also driven by declines in coal consumption, according to the study, which was published in the journal Earth System Science Data.