Well Intel

This series of short white papers leverage our unique position as the industry’s most extensive subsurface data provider. We seek to answer the questions on energy explorers' minds, using novel insight gained through analysis of our vast library of onshore well production and performance data. New articles are released regularly, so subscribe to never miss an update.

Using Machine Learning to Better Define Landing Zones (Caution! Contains Geophysics)

December 14, 2020
Marianne Rauch, Ph.D
When it comes to shale drilling, staying in zone is paramount for any drilling engineer and geosteerer. The higher the percentage of a wellbore “in zone,”.

Well Intel: Abandoned Wells – How big is the problem, and what can be done?

November 17, 2020
Matt Mayer
In a widely publicized report from October 2020, the non-profit organization Carbon Tracker estimated there are over 2.6 million US onshore wells that are.

Well Intel: Did the shale binge really spoil U.S. reserves?

October 19, 2020
Carl Neuhaus
TGS collects well performance data for every well in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, including production history starting in the 1920s and.

Well Intel: Drowning in Produced Water

October 7, 2020
Matt Mayer
The Permian is typically known to be the powerhouse of Texas oil and gas production, and while unconventional drilling and completions have unlocked.

Well Intel: When Well Logs Meet Artificial Intelligence

September 9, 2020
CenYen Ong
ARLAS, Analytics Ready LAS, built from the world’s most extensive digital well logs library, has hit the ground running in 2020!  TGS started 2019 with.

Well Intel: The Impact of Completions Activity on Induced Seismicity

August 17, 2020
Matt Mayer
The Heritage Field in Northeast British Columbia has emerged as one of the more successful unconventional plays in Canada. While the field was originally.

Well Intel: Looking at the Williston from a New Perspective

July 27, 2020
Matt Mayer
The Williston basin, trending across North Dakota, Montana, and into Canada, has been a historically strong producer back to the early 1900s and has.

Well Intel: Better Well Data = Better Seismic!

July 9, 2020
Mike Perz
While it is well-known that log data can be used to constrain prestack depth migration (PSDM) model building, it is much less-appreciated that.

Well Intel: Maintaining 10 Million Barrels Per Day; A 2020 US Outlook

June 24, 2020
Matt Mayer
The economic impacts of the pandemic and ensuing recession in the first half of 2020 are not yet entirely clear. Capital markets are showing signs of.

Well Intel: Shut-in or Shut Down... How do Shut-Ins Impact Well Performance?

June 11, 2020
Matt Mayer
As a continuation of the Well Intel series, we’re investigating the effect of temporary shut-ins on well performance. Shutting in wells is one of the more.

Well Intel: What Makes DUC's Fly? ...or How to Value DUC Wells

May 28, 2020
Matt Mayer
The history of the oil industry in the US is riddled with large up and down swings. When times are good there is heavy investment in exploration,.

Well Intel: Testing Times; The Implications of Cost Cutting on Well Performance

May 11, 2020
Matt Mayer
With oil prices remaining highly volatile there are many forecasts and predictions circulating in the public domain. While many of these forecasts and.

Well Intel: Is the Permian Still King?

April 8, 2020
Matt Mayer
A certain amount of volatility is baked into the oil industry; boom and bust cycles are to be expected when investing in this sector. However, the.