The Bakken is a very large hydrocarbon-bearing subsurface rock formation underneath a large portion of the Williston Basin in North Dakota, Montana, Saskatchewan and Winnepeg. The Bakken has been the scene of many advancements in drilling technology – horizontal drilling, pad drilling and downspacing, to name a few. This first Edition of the DI Expert eBook by Drillinginfo, the premier provider of data and insights for oil and gas exploration decisions, is a collection of articles posted by our staff of engineers, analysts and geologists about the Bakken over the past year.
This second edition of the DI Expert eBook provides a collection of articles written by staff analysts from Drillinginfo, the premier provider of data and insights for oil and gas exploration decisions. These articles focus on the Eagle Ford Shale play in south central Texas. The Eagle Ford Shale boom began in 2008 and has transformed the lives of mineral rights owners, communities and E&P operators throughout Texas and the United States. The Eagle Ford Shale is a cretaceous formation with a favorable brittleness index, which makes the formation ideal for hydraulic fracturing and economical unconventional production.
The Permian basin, a long time oil and gas producing region nestled in west Texas and southeastern New Mexico was once believe to have reached “Peak Oil” extraction levels. A significantly larger play than the booming Eagle Ford Shale, the Permian Basin has reemerged as a production pillar for the US, thanks to advancements in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. Although still in early stages of new production, the Permian has already transformed the local economies surrounding the play, adding to the energy security of the U.S. In this issue of the DI Expert eBook, by Drillinginfo, the premier provider of data and insights for oil and gas exploration decisions, our expert analysts have delved into the complexities of the geology in the Permian, highlighted the successes of operators in the region and provided in-depth analyses on the play’s re-emergence.
Published By: CyrusOne
Published Date: Jul 05, 2016
Many companies, especially those in the Oil and Gas Industry, need high-density deployments of high performance compute (HPC) environments to manage and analyze the extreme levels of computing involved with seismic processing. CyrusOne’s Houston West campus has the largest known concentration of HPC and high-density data center space in the colocation market today. The data center buildings at this campus are collectively known as the largest data center campus for seismic exploration computing in the oil and gas industry. By continuing to apply its Massively Modular design and build approach and high-density compute expertise, CyrusOne serves the growing number of oil and gas customers, as well as other customers, who are demanding best-in-class, mission-critical, HPC infrastructure. The company’s proven flexibility and scale of its HPC offering enables customers to deploy the ultra-high density compute infrastructure they need to be competitive in their respective business sectors.
A leader in shale oil and gas production, this global Fortune 500 oil and gas company transformed its business, shifting its focus to oil and gas exploration and production and divesting refineries and gas stations. Central to this transformation was to improve operating performance to deliver more value to shareholders.
Enterprise project portfolio management (EPPM) is mission critical to the oil and gas industry, which is driven by billions of dollars in capital investments. These large-scale exploration and production projects, if they fail, have an impact on the company and their share price. EPPM provides that full end-to-end capability to support the capital asset lifecycle – from planning, building & construction, operation & maintenance, to decommissioning. Read seven quick wins to lower costs and discover how to accelerate revenue.
Dramatic changes across the oil and gas industry require new approaches for managing information, analyzing patterns and optimizing outcomes in both upstream and downstream operations.
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