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[…]

PetroNerds Presenation at DUG Bakken and Niobrara Conference

Trisha Curtis, President and Co-Founder of PetroNerds, presented before the DUG Bakken and Niobrara conference in Denver on March 16th, 2017.  Her presentation focused on the productivity gains that have been made in several basins and the changes in completions designs and company behavior that enabled such changes.  This presentation updated and extended the work that PetroNerds[…]

The PetroNerds Podcast – Episode 5: PetroNerds in Riyadh, Saudi Aramco IPO, OPEC vs Shale, New Pipeline Impact

In Episode 5 of the PetroNerds podcast, Trisha Curtis discusses her recent trip to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and her presentation there before the IEF (International Energy Forum), Saudi Aramco’s IPO and some of its challenges, how shale resiliency is causing disarray in OPEC, and Keystone, DAPL, and activity levels in the Williston Basin. Carry On by[…]

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[…]