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  • Case Study: Using Shapefiles in WellDatabase

    Potential clients often ask, “How are you different from your competitors?” I can rattle off the usual list, specifically speaking to how much more customizable our software is, but instead I thought I should demonstrate one of the many ways you can customize WellDatabase to fit your needs. Activity has started to pick up, with the largest rig count recovery seen in the Permian Basin. If you’ve followed this activity, you would have noticed all of the M&A that has occurred in Delaware Basin over the last year. One of the many tools used to analyze these opportunities are lease shapefil...

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  • Before you sign that data contract…

    Oil & Gas Data Contracts The third quarter has come to a close. Next year's budget is starting to take center stage. That being said, we're all still concerned about what we can make out of this year. In a downturn like this, living to fight another day is the mentality. But there is something you should be thinking about as we turn into the final quarter of this year... contract renewals.  Most oil & gas data contracts automatically renew at the end of the contract term. The only way to stop the renewal is to cancel it before the contract ends. That's not all though. Most o...

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  • Section, Township, Range, Surveys, & Abstracts, oh my!

    The title is a mouthful, but we have added all the good stuff related to legal description searching. That’s not all though. We have added revolutionary tools to our mapping interface that will change the way you look at oil & gas data. Like everything we do, there are no limits to what you can do with WellDatabase. Let’s dig in. If you do not already have a WellDatabase account, be sure to sign up to follow along.   Searching the Land Grid It’s no secret that the various survey systems in use can be a pain in the butt to deal with. That being said, most users we have talked to hav...

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  • Ironman and Oil & Gas Software

    One of the more interesting comments I’ve heard about oil & gas software was in regards to being too easy to use. Typically something along the lines of they don’t want to feel like a kindergartener could do the job. While I was surprised to read something like this, I began to noticed that it is the prevalent feeling in the industry. Users will brag about how they are able to do things with a particular system that nobody else can. They will complain about how difficult it is to work around oddities of a particular software, but then are hesitant to share that knowledge. The bottom lin...

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  • Android Application Launch & Giveaway

    We are thrilled to release WellDatabase for Android. To celebrate, we are giving away a 2nd generation 32GB Nexus 7 and one year of WellDatabase premium access. The Nexus 7 is the highest rated Android tablet by Engadget.com. If you want to check out the full review on Engadget, go to http://www.engadget.com/products/asus/nexus/7/2nd-gen/. The Contest The prize is one 2nd generation Nexus 7. Doing any of the following will get you one entry: 1. Tweet the following message “Check out the great #oil and #gas Android app from @WellDatabase. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com....

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