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A series of articles exploding the myths around shale oil and gas.
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GEO History Worldwide

Unlocking the Earth - A Short History of Hydraulic Fracturing

The recent shale gas boom is a reminder that the effective use of hydraulic fracturing in shale formations is a relatively new phenomenon. However, this ‘fracking’ (also called 'fracing’ or ‘fraccing’ in the technical literature) has been around for longer than many people realise, and the use of unconventional techniques to extract oil and gas from the ground has developed over more than 150 years.

Reservoir Management North America

The Marcellus Shale

The gas potential of the Marcellus Shale of the Appalachian Basin has made it an attractive investment opportunity. Horizontal wells and hydraulic fracturing have boosted production rates and recoverable reserves in these low permeability rocks.

Reservoir Management Worldwide

A Workflow for Success in Shales

Following a rock properties-based workflow for shale plays makes it possible to gather intelligence which not only defines where to drill and how to frac, but also better predicts the economic outcome.