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Eric Shulz

Eric Schulz

Senior Software Engineer

Eric Shulz is an experienced reservoir and software engineer, with experience performing reservoir modeling, financial modeling, and reserves evaluation.

Prior to joining ResFrac, Eric was a reservoir engineer at EOG Resources, primarily working in Mid-Continent unconventional assets. Eric also has experience in startups focused on software engineering and conventional oil and gas exploration.

Eric earned a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering and a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. While earning his Master’s degree, Eric authored a thesis covering his research on the performance of mixtures of proppants that are commonly used in hydraulic fracturing.  Eric is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and an Eagle Scout.

In his free time, Eric enjoys hiking, skiing, golf, and playing piano.

Eric's posts

Horizontal hydraulic fractures in shales: are they real?

In ResFrac, we are always challenging ourselves—what should we be doing better? What new capabilities should we add to the simulator? One of our newest projects is adding horizontal fracture propagation. Under most conditions, hydraulic fractures form vertically, not laterally. However, in specific circumstances, horizontal fractures develop. Sometimes, they form in addition to vertical fractures, and sometimes, they form exclusively without any vertical fractures. Horizontal fracture propagation has not conventionally been included in commercial hydraulic fracturing simulators, but we think this is a capability well-worth developing.

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Previewing the Seven(!) ResFrac Papers to be Presented at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference

Next week, ResFrac will be coauthoring seven papers at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC). These papers include: operator case studies in the Haynesville, Marcellus, and Bakken, a study quantifying the effect of proppant uniformity on production and economics, a new procedure generalizing the Devon Quantification of Interference (DQI) method, and an excellent paper by a University of Texas PhD student on proppant flowback.

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Welcoming Dr. Thomas Finkbeiner to the team as a Senior Technical Advisor

ResFrac is honored to welcome Dr. Thomas Finkbeiner to the team as a Senior Technical Advisor. Having lived many years in the region and consulted with Saudi Aramco and others, Thomas brings valuable technical and regional expertise to the ResFrac team. We look forward to his contribution as we develop and penetrate the rapidly growing Middle East market.

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