Five Innovation Themes In Completions For 2017

By | January 26th, 2017|Categories: Completions|

This story was originally posted for subscribers of www.InfillThinking.com on January 12, 2017 In a related update published last week, we described how the brute force enterprise of nano-darcy E&P is becoming more elegant. Elegance is achieved as sub-surface understanding moves closer to a realistic picture of the reservoir. Enhancing sub-surface understanding is where leading innovators in shale are focused today. They [...]

E&P In A Nano-Darcy World – A Brute Force Enterprise Finding Elegance

By | January 11th, 2017|Categories: Completions|

This story was originally posted for subscribers of www.InfillThinking.com on January 6, 2017. On a conference call in 2011, the always eloquent Clay Williams of National Oilwell Varco (then CFO, now CEO) said: The unconventional shale model is utterly unlike drilling a generation ago, which saw fleeting glimpses of precious darcy reservoir rock here or there, elusive four-way closure, a rare [...]