Word to the Wise: How to use drilling data when you can’t drill

May 12, 2020

The combined challenges of social distancing and reduced demand for oil and gas have resulted in a drastic reduction in […]

Word to the Wise: The most common issues with drilling data

February 11, 2020

This article will briefly address the shortcomings of the most common means of drill problem research. Each week, XI Technologies […]

Word to the Wise: The good, the bad, and the ugly of drill planning information

October 22, 2019

In this article, we’ll examine the three main sources of drill planning information and look at the pros and cons […]

Word to the Wise: When budgets are this tight, you need to drill smarter

October 8, 2019

What’s the secret to getting drilling project approved in 2019? This week, our Wednesday Word to the Wise looks at […]

Word to the Wise: How the oil and gas industry can adapt to today’s challenges

September 24, 2019

For this week’s article, we thought we’d share with you some of the ideas we took away from the 2019 […]

Word to the Wise: How to manage drilling budgets, mitigate risks, and reduce NPT

September 17, 2019

It’s no secret that drilling activity throughout the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) is down and has been for a […]

Word to the Wise: Take a closer look at your lookbacks

June 4, 2019

This year’s severe winter may have pushed Spring Break-up a little later, but for those who manage drilling programs, one […]

Word to the Wise: Montney operators going to greater lengths for production

May 14, 2019

For our Word to the Wise this week, we’ve done some digging into XI’s enhanced drilling database to look at […]

Word to the Wise: Managing drilling risks and non-productive time requires more insight than current public data can offer.

April 2, 2019

To manage drilling risk and reduce non‐productive time (NPT), you need to be aware of past problems. A major circulation […]

Word to the Wise: How drilling companies can benchmark to win more business

January 23, 2019

In this week’s Word to the Wise, we look at how drilling companies can differentiate themselves by their benchmarking performance […]