Posts by: Matthew Meblin

When Wellcycle first engages with oil companies we assess the current state: We commonly find that spreadsheets are the primary means of scheduling activity dates throughout the Well Planning process Companies tend to track actual dates when activities are completed, but are not planning target activity dates to guide departmental priorities All groups work independently maintaining their own schedules: Resource ... More
WellCycle breaking down the Silos
When Wellcycle first engages with oil companies we assess the current state: We commonly find Spreadsheets are the primary means of managing the Well Planning process All departments work independently: Resource Development, Geology, Regulatory, Land, Facilities, Construction, Drilling, Completions, Production All groups manage their own spreadsheets to track process and action items Many of the same data items are duplicated ... More
Wellcycle Well Plannign Process Diagram
Common Challenges Oil Companies Face in the Well Planning Process: The people who perform specific parts of the process (permitting, land leases, drilling plans, etc.) know their job extremely well Often the company can’t articulate their process from end-to-end, concept to production Operationally, all departments typically work independently: Resource Development, Geology, Regulatory, Land, Facilities, Construction, Drilling, Completions, Production Hand-offs are ... More
Oil Wells at Sunset
Traditionally, E&P companies employed vertical drilling practices. Simply stated, they would select a site, build a pad, and drill a single vertical well on that pad. Modern drilling technologies – directional or horizontal drilling – have changed this paradigm. Now E&P companies can select a single site, but build a larger pad to house multiple wells, drilling wells in various ... More
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