• Oilfield
    Hoping for Gusher, Fracker Came Up Short
    Two years ago, Encana Corp. unveiled a supersize fracking operation that many said would represent the future of the U.S. drilling boom. Unfortunately, performance has fallen off significantly. [cont'd]
  • Eggleston Project
    Low-Cost Fracking Offers Boon to Oil Producers, Headaches for Suppliers
    At a dusty drilling site east of San Antonio, shale producer EOG Resources Inc recently completed its latest well using a new technology developed by a small services firm that promises to slash the cost of each by $200,000.
  • Pumping crude up from the ground in oil field.
    How Tight-Oil Wells Grow Old
    Tight-oil production in the US set new records in 2019, but the banner year ended with an important caveat: more than two-thirds of crude production from shale plays flowed from wells drilled in the past 2 years. The figure reflects the fast-paced life of horizontal wells while also highlighting that older assets are not contributing as originally expected. [cont'd]
  • The Permian Basin in Western Texas.
    Update on the Permian Basin and Oil Market Outlook
    The authors think they are seeing the first signs of field exhaustion on the Midland (Eastern) side of the Permian. They cite productivity growth between 2013 and 2017 per lateral foot in the Permian as growing materially by 20% compounded per year. However, they claim that in 2018 that growth slowed to 3%. [cont'd]
  • Power plant and oil tank, petrochemical industrial plant at night and Twilight sky view, technician Industrial workers, engineer manager working in a power plant.
    Strategic Alliance between Graves & Co. Consulting and Signa Engineering
    Houston, TX – June 17, 2020 – Graves & Co. Consulting (www.gravesconsulting.us) is a reservoir engineering and geological consulting firm. We are pleased to announce the creation of a strategic alliance with Signa Engineering (www.signa.net) providing unparalleled engineering and consulting capacity and expertise. [cont'd]
  • Fracking Drill Rig, Graves & Co Consulting.
    Fracking 101
    Hydraulic Fracturing or “Fracking” has been in common use in the oil and gas industry since 1947. Basic questions about fracking are discussed, what it is, how it works; misperceptions and myths about fracking are debunked.[cont'd]