Around the World and Back to the DJ

PetroNerds presented at the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s annual Energy Summit on August 21st, 2018.  Trisha Curtis’ presentation highlighted global oil market trends and balances before diving into the US market. She addressed investor pressure facing the US shale industry in the context of second quarter earnings. Trisha also examined productivity trends in major[…]

DUG Rockies and EPRINC Presentations

PetroNerds presented at the DUG Hart Energy Rockies conference last week in Denver.  Trisha Curtis discussed crude oil prices and their impact on Rockies region E&P activity as the Permian continues to attract large amounts of capital.  She also addressed improving well productivity in the Bakken and Powder River Basins and the infrastructure pressure on[…]

OIES Report: Completion Design Changes and the Impact on US Shale Well Productivity

We are excited to announce that the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, a recognized independent center of the University of Oxford, has published our report (pdf link) on completion design changes and well productivity in the US shale sector. This report updates our existing work on productivity gains during the oil market downturn.  It examines[…]

The PetroNerds Podcast – Episode 6: Frac Sand Frenzy, Hundred Mesh Madness

In Episode 6 of the PetroNerds podcast, Trisha Curtis discusses the burgeoning frenzy for 100 mesh frac sand, the shift to finer grain sand, rising prices, and the research that seeks to explain the relationship between finer sands and increased productivity.   Carry On by The New Valleys has been modified and is licensed under an Attribution License.  Podcast:[…]

The PetroNerds Podcast – Episode 4: More Permian Basin Acquisitions, Per Acre Costs Getting Pricey

Episode 4 of the PetroNerds Podcast tackles two Permian-centric acquisitions: ExxonMobil’s purchase of Bass and Noble’s purchase of Clayton Williams.  Host Trisha Curtis discusses these deals, Permian well productivity, and some potential headwinds for new Permian entrants, including high acreage acquisition costs, constrained capital budgets in a low price environment, the specter of rising service costs, and[…]

PetroNerds’ Appearances in Oxford and London

PetroNerds just wrapped up a set of appearances in Oxford and London, England. On November 25th, 2016 PetroNerds’ President and Co-founder Trisha Curtis gave a presentation on US shale oil well productivity gains in Oxford, England at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies’ (OIES) Oil Day. An abridged version of that presentation can be downloaded here. Trisha[…]

Unravelling the US Shale Productivity Gains

The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) has published PetroNerds’ new paper Unravelling the US Shale Productivity Gains (link to pdf). The paper draws from PetroNerds’ ongoing research into shale productivity at the basin, company, and individual well level during the oil market downturn. From the paper’s abstract: This paper seeks to assess the well productivity changes in[…]