Maria Cortez, Wood Mackenzie, has said that Ecopetrol's decision to form the joint venture is part of an aggressive diversification strategy that the company has pursued in recent months.
Kayrros found that in 2018 alone, more than 1100 wells were completed in the Permian Basin but not reported through state commissions or FracFocus, a public repository for information on the chemicals used during fraccing.
The technology aims to address parent/child well interference and other completion problems that are contributing to shale well underperformance.
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In the same week that Shell agreed to explore for shale oil in China, BP is reported to be exiting its two Sichuan basin shale gas blocks. Wood Mackenzie eastern Asia upstream research analyst, Xianhui Zhang, provides commentary.
EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2019 (AEO2019) Reference case projects that U.S. tight oil production will continue to increase through 2030, ultimately reaching more than 10 million bpd in the early 2030s.
During 2018 Eagle Ford re-emerged as one of the lucrative destinations for oil and gas companies, according to GlobalData.
Oil majors are readying themselves for the energy transition by investing in shale and waiting for renewable technology to be economical, according to Rystad Energy.