Ministers took the decision, which was announced on 2 November, on the basis of a report by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), which found that it is not currently possible to accurately predict the probability or magnitude of earthquakes linked to fracking operations.
Achieving the 10 000 stages milestone fulfills the Equinor vision for Reveal Energy Services, an Equinor spin-out in 2016, to commercialise and further develop IMAGE Frac™ pressure-based fracture maps.
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.
In May and July, Apache closed the sale of noncore assets in two separate transactions, which included assets in the Western Anadarko Basin and the SCOOP/STACK play.
Located in close proximity to the major industrial hubs on the US East Coast, Marcellus and Utica shale plays in the Appalachian basin have witnessed steady natural gas production growth over the last five-six years.
Prior to being elected president of the society, Lisa Henthorne served on its board for four years, contributing to the growth in technical programmes and member services.
The well began producing oil immediately and has been in the process of unloading the frac fluid while continuing to produce oil.