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

35+

customers

300+

training course attendees in 2020

15

technical papers

500K+

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

ResFrac Retreat in Colorado

For the first time in more than two years, the entire (almost!) ResFrac team gathered in Denver. We mixed education (thank you to our friends at Liberty Services for showing us the nuts and bolts of frac’ing)…… with fun.

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Commentary on Four New DFIT Papers: (a) Direct In-Situ Measurements of Fracture Opening/Closing from the EGS Collab Project; (b) Comparison of Stress Measurement Techniques from the Bedretto Project; (c) a Statistical Summary of 62 DFITs Interpretations Across Nine Shale Plays; and (d) A Different Perspective: An Article Advocating the Use of the Tangent Method

This post provides commentary on recent four papers on diagnostic fracture injection testing (DFIT). The first paper uses in-situ deformation measurements to directly observe fractures opening and closing during fracture injection-falloff tests (Guglielmi et al., 2022). The second compares various stress measurement techniques in a series of fracture/injection tests from the Bedretto project (Bröker and Ma, 2022). The third statistically reviews results from applying the interpretation procedure from McClure et al. (2019) to 62 DFITs across nine different shale plays (McClure et al., 2022). The fourth is an op-ed written in JPT (Journal of Petroleum Technology) by an advocate of the tangent method for estimating DFIT closure stress (Buijs, 2021; 2022). This article presupposes that the reader already has familiarity with these topics. If you would like more background, please refer to McClure et al. (2019).

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