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
REPLACING THE VARIOGRAM: ROBUST RANGES USING TRENDS
I found this interesting blog on the use of variograms for geological interpretation