Premier Oilfield Group Announces Patrick Keenan as CEO

Premier Oilfield Group, LLC (PREMIER) is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick (Paddy) Keenan as CEO, beginning October 28, 2019. Mr. Keenan is an executive with unique experience in both the US and international oil and gas industries. Since 1992 he has held leadership roles in a number of oilfield service companies, including technology…

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Part 3: Musings from a Data-Science Convention

Data Science Conference Musings

This is part three in a three-part series by Matt Bell. To start at the beginning, click here. Common Viewpoints At lunch, I chatted with a senior geologist from a mid-sized operator in the Permian Basin. I asked him what he thought about the data science “revolution” and how it might affect his work. His eyes…

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Part 2: Musings from a Data-Science Convention

Data Science Conference Musings Part Two

This is part two in a three-part series by Matt Bell. To start at the beginning, click here. Data as an Asset Shell’s Hohl went a step further, explaining how his company has decided to make much of its work on artificial intelligence public to help accelerate the industry’s adoption rate. In his opinion, workflows…

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Part 1: Musings from a Data Science Convention

Data Science Conference Musings Part One

By: Matt Bell Data, Data Everywhere I recently had the pleasure of attending a data science convention organized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Gulf Coast Section. Over 400 people filled the room with chatter about artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the promise both technologies hold at the big picture level. I was interested to…

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Eight Ways to Unlock Value by Simulating Rock-Fluid Interactions

Simulating Rock Fluid Interactions

Every time well operations are performed, from drilling and completion to stimulation and workover, the reservoir section is exposed to fluid systems made up of numerous chemical components. Each additive plays a role in making the operation go smoothly, but what is their collective impact on ultimate well performance?  In this brief guide, we’ll highlight…

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Case Study: Data Science for Reservoir Characterization and Field Development Decision-Making

Data Science for Reservoir Characterization and Field Development Decision-Making

The upstream oil and gas industry generates a large amount of data, and data science promises to unlock tremendous value through its analysis. Multi-disciplinary, high-resolution models are being used to make field development decisions; yet, subsurface data are often sparse, difficult to interpret, and scattered across different storage media and locations. We urgently need new…

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Premier Oilfield Group Announces the Launch of its datastak™ Online Marketplace

Premier Oilfield Group, LLC (“Premier”) is pleased to announce the launch of its datastak™ online marketplace following a successful period of beta testing with key industry partners. Building on its acquisition of the Premier Sample Library (“PSL”) – formerly the Midland International Sample Library – in December 2017, the company has assembled a team of…

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Premier Oilfield Group Appoints CFO

Premier Oilfield Group, LLC (Premier) is pleased to announce the appointment of Randal Wichuk as Chief Financial Officer, beginning February 19, 2019. Prior to joining Premier, Randal held senior finance and operations positions at PTW Energy Services and Trican Well Services in the U.S. and Canada.  He holds degrees in Commerce/Education and Accounting from the…

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Premier Oilfield Group Expands Global Footprint, Opens New Lab in Noida, India

Premier Oilfield Group, LLC (“Premier”) has expanded its presence in South Asia by opening a new laboratory in Noida, India. Located 30 minutes southeast of New Delhi, the new facility will provide in-country core analysis capabilities for receiving, processing, analyzing and sub-sampling new and existing wellbore cores. This investment reinforces Premier’s commitment to growing its…

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Premier Acquires Assets of International Sample Library in Midland, Texas

Premier Sample Library, LLC a subsidiary of Premier Oilfield Laboratories (Premier) announced today it has acquired the assets of the International Sample Library located in Midland, Texas. Founded in 1957, the library has served as a key resource for regional, national, and international geologists. Featuring more than 700,000 samples from almost 200,000 wells, the International…

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