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Linked In Shale Gas Production Decine Study Discussion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph-Ohio Sep 18, 2014. 7 Replies

For those GMS members who are on the LinkedIn site also, there is an interesting discussion about the steep decline rates experienced by fractured shale gas wells.I have attached the link: I hope…Continue

Shell Article about poor shale gas results

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trapper Oct 20, 2013. 16 Replies

from Rigzone E&P news, an admission by the soon to be retiring Shell CEO that their shale gas results are poor and that god results in some places are going to be more difficult to replicate…Continue

Denver Post Editorial article

Started Oct 9, 2013 0 Replies

Attached is a link to an interesting op-ed piece from the Denver Post containing some info about the financial impact of gas derived from shale fraccing. …Continue

More Tripe from Josh Fox

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Powers Jul 9, 2013. 3 Replies

The link below discusses Gasland 2:…Continue

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Brian Powers replied to deutchen's discussion 'drilling under interstate highways'
"When directional drilling was in its infancy, unscrupulous operators would purposely directionally drill across lease lines into prolific reservoirs to steal oil. This practice was outlawed long ago. The Oil company that I started engineering for…"
Jun 15
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Apr 27
Brian Powers replied to carp's discussion 'Direction of bore holes'
"carp - It's fairly common and economically sensible in the business to "batch drill" the surface and intermediate hole sections with a smaller rig before brining in the larger rid for the deeper section. The 10 caps would be removed…"
Nov 24, 2018
Brian Powers replied to ADMIN_Annafaith Mauck's discussion 'Chesapeake signs frac sand agreement with Hi-Crush'
"Mitchell's crew help unlock fracturing mysteries on horizontal, low perm wells. The initial vertical fracture jobs were pumped in the late 1940's using Arkansas River sand and various fluids in SW Kansas, Brian"
Nov 23, 2018
Brian Powers replied to ADMIN_Annafaith Mauck's discussion 'Chesapeake signs frac sand agreement with Hi-Crush'
"I have a long time friend in Denver who sells fracture sand for a supplier there. He tells me that none of his company's clients use natural sand. They all use ceramic or other synthetic proppants, presumably due to increased crush resistance,…"
Nov 22, 2018
Brian Powers replied to carp's discussion 'Direction of bore holes'
"Farmer - I poked around a bit on the Pa DEO site yesterday but could make no sense of it either. The one or two page end of well report filed with the state should have a basic record of the drilling, data collected, hole sizes, depths, casing run…"
Nov 21, 2018
Brian Powers replied to james's discussion 'Wow! Natural Gas up to $4.63, up 13% today, hit high of $4.93'
"It's getting colder outside, though maybe not cold enough yet to have to tap gas in storage, so the law of supply and demand is working it's magic. Storage should be full by now, so the gas in the pipeline ("line-pack" in the…"
Nov 14, 2018
Brian Powers replied to joe's discussion 'royalties dropping when will it stop'
"There are a variety of formations between the aquifer and hydrocarbon zones, some might have the capability to produce, but are lacking oil or gas. The posters who suggest that fracing the curve would be fruitless are correct. Brian"
Aug 7, 2018
Brian Powers replied to joe's discussion 'royalties dropping when will it stop'
"OT - I enjoyed working with the academic types during my time in the industry. At best, they brought some budget money to help defray costs; They usually wanted most to co-author the technical papers and share the technology elsewhere. When things…"
Aug 2, 2018
Brian Powers replied to joe's discussion 'royalties dropping when will it stop'
"OT - I'm on the outside looking in now after 30 years on the inside of the biz. I found this about zipper fracturing: https://dailyreckoning.com/2-new-drilling-techniques-that-will-shatter-us-oil-expectations/ This technique intrigues me,…"
Aug 1, 2018
Brian Powers replied to joe's discussion 'royalties dropping when will it stop'
"OT - I'm thinking about economical methods to reduce or remove pressure reducing restrictions, or "nodes" from the reservoir casing/tubing to surface gathering system interface. A well won't naturally flow if it's surface…"
Aug 1, 2018
Brian Powers replied to joe's discussion 'royalties dropping when will it stop'
"I worked with some horizontal wells and many highly deviated wells, mostly in conventional reservoirs. I'm not aware of many re-stimulations in low-permeability shales, and I'm more than skeptical about the probability of success in most…"
Aug 1, 2018
Brian Powers replied to David Allen Lilly's discussion 'Stacked pay (play?)'
"David - 'your assumption seems correct to me- The operator will drill enough wells/laterals from one pad to simultaneously exploit and produce multiple zones. This is a technique often used to maximize the economics of a play. In other…"
Jun 27, 2018
Brian Powers replied to adam sorell's discussion 'Sand Shortage!!!!!!'
"The quarry is named Southern Ohio Sand. It's located in Pike County, Ohio. It is silica sand; note that many operators only use synthetic proppant (bauxite and ceramics) due to improved crush resistance. Brian"
May 28, 2018
Brian Powers replied to adam sorell's discussion 'Sand Shortage!!!!!!'
"We have a quarry four miles from us in Southern Ohio that probably rolls 50 sand transports/day. I've checked their website and they are mining frac grade sand in various sizes Brian"
May 27, 2018
Brian Powers replied to crazy cat woman-+'s discussion 'A question about "well speak" terminology.'
"CCW- The well(s) may not be producing because there is insufficient pressure to overcome surface pipeline pressure, or if liquid has accumulated in the production tubing that is inhibiting flow from the shale. Adding surface compression or…"
May 27, 2018

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Introduce Yourself
I am a Petroleum Engineer with 30 years of domestic and international experience including extensive training and experience in hydraulic fracture design, execution and evaluation
What is your role?
N/A
Which state(s) are you following?
Pennsylvania, Ohio
What shale plays do you follow?
All Shale Plays

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At 7:09am on February 10, 2013, Bob Jenness said…

Brian,

Greetings,  I just found a few enthusiastic referrals to your wall in other forums.  (By way of introduction) I've been somewhat active in the Crawford Co group for several months, and started one thread of my own on fair leases. I've been hoping someone would post something on how to estimate (however crudely) well flow from photos of the flare. I did read somewhere that it's possible, and perhaps was the old school first estimate method.  Do you know if it's possible to do and how to do it?  We finally got a photo of the Pettis Rd well, which is the first horizontal in central Crawford, and it would be real nice to get some numbers (even a good guess) without waiting for production.

Thanks in advance,

Bob Jenness

At 9:11am on January 23, 2012, Robert A. Young said…

I knew you would be a welcome addition to GOMARCELLUSSHALE.COM.  Thank you for engaging.  It won't be long before folks understand and appreciate your value to this site and the people dependent on it for guidance. Brian Powers will prove to be a precious asset to us.  A great welcome should be afforded to this very knowledgeable man;    Robert A. Young, free-lance writer of energy and public affairs.

 
 
 

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