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Something interesting this week


August 18, 2017

Natural Fractures Add Little to Shale Gas Reservoir Productivity

Natural fractures are widely and intuitively believed to enhance the productivity of shale gas reservoirs significantly. Speaking to the SPE Gulf Coast Section Westside Group in Houston, SPE Distinguished Lecturer Ian Walton presented findings from his use of a semi-analytic shale gas production model, which shows that natural fractures add little to reservoir productivity. Their presence may actually be detrimental, he argued, because they are prone to fluid leakoff that limits outward extension growth of the main hydraulic fractures...

July 18, 2017

Preview: Applications of Petroleum Geochemistry to Exploration and Appraisal

Dr. Ellie Chuparova prepared a series of videos on applications of geochemistry for exploration and appraisal. I only have the opportunity to watch this free preview, but I am confident of the high quality of the course content.


April 21, 2017

Geology Is Beer's Best Kept Secret

Read this short article about ancient beer and geology in Forbes.

April 11, 2017


I found this interesting blog on the use of variograms for geological interpretation

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