DUG Haynesville: BPX Energy Using Data to Drive Shale Performance

BPX Energy is driving innovation in the Haynesville Shale by thinking differently and “smarter,” executive Kyle Koontz told DUG Haynesville attendees.

DUG Haynesville: BPX Energy Using Data to Drive Shale Performance

BPX Energy is running three rigs and one frac spread on the Louisiana side of the Haynesville Shale play, said Kyle Koontz, chief development officer for BPX Energy, at Hart Energy’s DUG Haynesville conference and exhibition on May 26.  The company has 537,000 net acres in the Haynesville. (Source: Joseph Markman / Hart Energy)

SHREVEPORT, La.—BPX Energy is thinking differently and smarter in the Haynesville, using data and analytics to drive decisions to boost stimulated rock volumes and increase production.

“We’re trying to get out of the old way of thinking—pumping a big frac job and praying it works—and try to get more prescriptive, using more modern technology coupled with analytics that have been prevalent in other industries into how we develop better investments and make smarter decisions,” said Kyle Koontz, chief development officer for BPX Energy.

Speaking to attendees of Hart Energy’s DUG Haynesville conference and exhibition on May 26, Koontz shared how BPX is using digital technology to help guide decisions such as on where to drill the next well, how to complete it and whether to choke back production.

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Velda Addison

Velda Addison is the senior editor of digital media for Hart Energy’s editorial team. She covers energy with a focus on renewables.