Computer simulations offer insight on the physics of fracking

Researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory have developed simulations that provide a better understanding of the physics of shale oil formations. Coupled with high-resolution 3D imagery, the simulations could lead to more efficient fracking.
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Earning The Title FRACN8R

When it comes to fracking in the Bakken, there’s not much that Monte Besler—the FRACN8R—hasn’t seen or done.
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Weatherford expects Schlumberger joint venture to boost recovery

As Weatherford International emerges from the oil price downturn reporting a loss in the first quarter of 2017, CEO Mark McCollum expects a recent joint venture agreement with Schlumberger OneStim to improve the company's balance sheet.
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Inside The Business Of Shale Diverters

Among the hottest trends in the shale industry, diverting agents can improve production with out increasing completion costs. These companies have experienced firsthand the rise—and the profits available—of biodegradable diversion material.
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Whiting’s Bakken, Three Forks progress marks strong start to 2017

Whiting Petroleum Corp. has started 2017 on a positive trend. The Denver-based operator that is focused on the Williston Basin of North Dakota and the Niobrara of Colorado reported higher than expected production levels and lower operating costs.
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Eyeing Delaware, DJ Basins, Noble exits Marcellus shale for $1.2B

The margins possible from its Delaware and DJ Basin assets were responsible for Noble Energy's exit from the Marcellus shale. In a $1.2 billion deal with an undisclosed buyer, Noble has divested its Marcellus assets to focus on liquid-rich shale.
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