About us

ResFrac is used by 35+ leading E&P companies

Built on science-based decision-making

Operators are engaged in a process of continuous improvement – with a relentless focus on maximizing free cash flow. We apply cutting-edge technology and a rigorous workflow to accelerate the improvement cycle.

A highly regarded colleague once said: “We reserve the right to get smarter.” Our commitment is to embody this spirit to the best of our ability – whether that means continually evolving our software and implementing the latest findings from academia and literature, or approaching a collaboration with scientific curiosity and excitement.

Recent projects such as HFTS1, HFTS2, the ConocoPhillips core-through in the Eagle Ford, and MSEEL have transformed the industry’s understanding of shale fracturing, challenging conventional wisdom and unlocking new opportunities. Downhole data collection has never been better. Fiber in injection and offset wells, downhole imaging, sealed pressure monitoring, pressure observation wells, among many others, are giving us an unprecedented look at subsurface processes in shale. By working with a diversity of companies across all major shale plays, we’ve built a broad perspective and understand the commonalities and differences. This deep understanding – rooted in the groundbreaking work happening in the industry – enables subsurface engineering to be performed more accurately and drive more value than ever before.

Collaboration

We are fortunate to work with some of the most outstanding people in our industry, and with some of the most innovative companies. We work together to advance the science, while keeping the focus on solving practical problems that impact the bottom line.

Continuous improvement

Everyone at ResFrac brings a growth mindset to their work, helping operators and the broader community solve problems and improve operational efficiencies. We apply that growth mindset to ourselves, our company, our clients, and the profession as a whole.

Making a tangible impact

We believe in the dignity of an honest, hard day’s work. Every day, we strive to make a positive impact on our little corner of the world.

ResFrac is used by 35+ leading E&P companies

Operators of all sizes across the globe choose ResFrac for modeling. We are being used in every major shale play across North and South America.

ResFrac by the numbers

since launching in 2018

46+

clients

31

technical papers

1.5M+

hours of simulation usage per year

Meet the ResFrac team

Our strategic partner

ResFrac is backed by the Altira Group. With more than 20 years of experience in supporting entrepreneurs, Altira provides venture capital funding for next generation technology companies that meet the complex challenges of today’s oil and gas industry.

A recent Bakken project demonstrates our ability to describe the physics of complex parent/child interactions.
A recent Midland Basin project shows how fiber optic and interference tests can be used to calibrate the model, yielding high confidence optimization decisions.

Recent content from the ResFrac blog

How to Diagnose False Radial Flow in a Diagnostic Fracture Injection Test (DFIT)

Genuine radial flow is rare in shale DFITs. If it does occur, it is typically observed in tests with very low injection volume (less than 10-20 bbl), unusually long shut-in (longer than one week), and relatively high permeability (greater than one microdarcy). Genuine radial flow should only be diagnosed if it occurs after an extended (at least one log cycle) period of after-closure linear flow. If ‘false radial’ flow is misdiagnosed and used to estimate permeability, it leads to a large overestimate (10-100x).

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DOE Innovators Roundtable on Enhanced Geothermal Systems with Secretary Granholm

This week, the US Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, was in Houston to announce an ‘Earthshot’ initiative to accelerate domestic production of zero-emission, baseload geothermal energy  Secretary Granholm announced the initiative at a press conference, and then hosted a roundtable discussion with Reginald DesRoches, the president of Rice University, and a group of innovators in the geothermal space. ResFrac CEO Mark McClure was one of the participants in the roundtable. Sec. Granholm asked him how to increase engagement from the oil and gas industry in geothermal.

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2022 Geothermal Rising

Reflections from the 2022 Geothermal Rising Conference

This is an exciting time for EGS. Multistage hydraulic fracturing has tremendous potential to improve the productivity of geothermal wells in low permeability formations. Projects are happening right now to test this concept in full-scale EGS wells. If they prove successful, we could soon see a major increase in geothermal energy production.

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