Interview: Charles Ohlsen, Completions Specialist, Whiting Petroleum
Charles Ohlsen explains what a refrac is and how Whiting is using the technology in the Bakken. He also explains the difference between a regular frac and a refrac.
The interview then transitions into technology and Big Data in the Bakken. How it is being used and how the industry, overall, is viewing the integration of technology.
Ohlsen also shares some barriers to entry with the refrac technology and the Bakken. On the flip side, refracs are another arrow in an energy company’s quiver of options.
The interview concludes with a pontification of 2018 in regards to refracs and overall general Bakken activity.
Jason Spiess is a multimedia journalist, entrepreneur and content consultant. Spiess has over 25 years of media experience in broadcasting, journalism, reporting and principal ownership in media companies. (Over 30 years experience if you count his adolescent years as a newspaper delivery boy learning the importance and logistics of daily distribution and monthly door-to-door bill collecting.) Spiess has worked in the areas of oil and gas, UAS and precision agriculture, health care, cannabis, agriculture, real estate, government affairs and economic development. Spiess is the host of two radio programs, Building the Bakken and Coffee & Capitalism, and three specialty programs, MonDak OilField Review, Corporate Ink and UnStuck, that carry a radio network that spans five states and two countries. Spiess is a North Dakota native and graduated from North Dakota State University.
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