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Industry Professional Interview: Chicheng Xu

We're pleased to highlight another interview with an industry young professional this week! Dr. Chicheng Xu is a petrophysics researcher with about 10 years of industry experience who was recently selected to receive the 2018 SPE Gulf Coast Regional Formation Evaluation Award. Chicheng's path...

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Conozca a Manuel Alejandro Prado

¿Quisiéramos conocer tu actual posición laboral y cual es tu formación académica? En la actualidad estoy dirigiendo una empresa de consultoría que se dedica al coaching de estudiantes y jóvenes profesionales en el fundamento del ejercicio del pensamiento estratégico para las tomas de decisiones....

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Introducing New Instructor: Manuel Alejandro Prado Jatar!

We are pleased to announce a new instructor on Knowledgette: Manuel Alejandro Prado Jatar! His first course on Knowledgette will be "Sustainable Energy" and it will be our first ever Spanish course! Manuel Alejandro Prado Jatar is an Environmental Advisor with extensive experience working in...

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A crossing of distinctly different fractures

The two fracture types that cross on this bedding surface formed at different times and under different environmental conditions This bedding surface is in Arrow Canyon, S. Nevada. It is the unconformity at the top of the Mississippian Battleship Wash Formation, which is composed of mixed...

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Have you time for a fracture? This fracture has time for you!

A timeline from the past to the future superimposed on a fracture surface This outcrop of the Aztec Formation is located in the Valley of Fire State Park, in the Mojave Desert of Southern Nevada. It is an eolian arkosic sandstone deposited in the Jurassic Period, about 170 million years ago....

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New Series: Fifty Photos for Fracture Aficionados

I'm excited to announce that I'm launching a new initiative here on Knowledgette: an evolving collection of images of natural fractures to accompany the series of videos in my course: Naturally Fractured Reservoirs – Recognition and Characterization for Geologists and Reservoir...

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The 3 Factors to Consider in Basic Petroleum Source Rock Evaluation

Lets discuss the quality of source rock organic matter. Namely, how different types of organic matter have different hydrocarbon generating potential or quality. In terms of source rock evaluation, there are three main factors to consider: The quantity When talking about the Quantity of...

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Data Science + Oil and Gas = Huge Opportunities

We hear a lot about data science in oil and gas and the huge potential it has to impact the industry. But, what exactly is data science and how exactly does it fit into the future of the oil and gas industry? To answer these questions, we sat down with our resident data science expert, Dr....

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Meet the Oil and Gas Data Science Team

Data science is becoming one of the hottest fields in industrial sector given its enormous potential of helping businesses increase efficiency and safety, reduce operational costs and discover new opportunities for the use of data. When thinking through adding data science to your organization,...

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An Evidentiary List of Naturally Fractured Reservoirs

When we're trying to recognize a naturally fractured reservoir, we often find ourselves asking: "is this a naturally fractured reservoir?" And, “are there are a lot of fractures...do they dominate the behavior of the reservoir?” I deal with a full evidentiary list of naturally fractured...

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