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Executive Roundtable April 2, 2020

2020-06-03T16:37:08-05:00April 7th, 2020|

Summary of Executive Roundtable Discussion on COVID-19 and Commodity Price Related Issues Specific to the Upstream Industry Request Approval to Participate OR Suggest a Topic for an Upcoming Agenda On Thursday, April 2nd, we hosted the fourth webinar event in a series of virtual roundtables. These events are designed to bring together senior leadership from across [...]

Executive Roundtable March 26, 2020

2020-06-03T16:37:26-05:00April 1st, 2020|

Darcy Partners Host Third Series of Virtual Roundtable Discussions with Top Oil & Gas Executives on COVID-19 and Commodity Price Related Issues Specific to Upstream Industry View Slideshow | Request Approval to Participate OR Suggest Topic for Upcoming Agenda On Thursday, March 26, 2020, Darcy Partners brought together senior leadership of the oil and gas industry [...]

Oilfield Chemicals: Asking for a new recipe

2017-07-25T14:31:14-05:00July 25th, 2017|

CONTEXT – A MAJOR E&P SPEND Production of oil and gas relies on the constant and heavy use of chemicals for flow assurance or asset integrity purposes. According to IHS, production chemicals market reached $25 billion in 2014. With an expected growth rate of approximately 4%, this means the production chemicals market will be more than $30 [...]

Five Innovation Themes In Completions For 2017

2020-02-05T00:20:38-05:00January 26th, 2017|

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

2020-02-05T00:20:38-05:00January 11th, 2017|

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 [...]

INNOVATORS WANTED: Artificial lift

2020-02-05T00:20:38-05:00December 30th, 2016|

CONTEXT: Unconventional reservoir production is characterized by initially high flow rates at high producing pressures from natural and induced fractures. However, production slows to about 70% of initial production within the first year and the sandface pressure decreases owing to a limited drainage radius. When this pressure becomes less than the saturation pressure, a multiphase fluid [...]

Drones in Energy

2020-02-17T22:56:07-05:00November 15th, 2016|

TLDR: The rapid advancement of drone—unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)—technology now connects several burgeoning disciplines such as remote sensing, mechatronics, and data science. The energy industry has embraced a handful of obvious uses such as inspecting flare stacks, offshore platforms and to some degree methane emission monitoring. There is a very basic level of comfort with robotic [...]


2020-02-05T00:20:38-05:00November 1st, 2016|

As indicated in our previous posts, oil and gas operators typically want answers to three primary questions as they complete their wells: 1. How do I increase production/EUR from each well (e.g. better drilling and completion design)? 2. How do I cut completion costs? (e.g. diminishing marginal returns from number of stages or volume of proppants)? 3. How do [...]

Use of Data and Modeling for Completions Optimization in Unconventionals

2020-02-05T00:20:38-05:00October 17th, 2016|

In our previous post, “Will Tools, Data, Science or Courage Boost Completions in Unconventionals”, Darcy Partners looked at contending methods for solving the completions efficiency dilemma. Here we will review the case of data and modeling. It is soundly understood that well performance is a function of both reservoir quality and completion performance. However, in the [...]