As the sun faded on a crisp, late Friday afternoon in the New Mexican desert in November 2010, Bob Brooks waited anxiously for flow results from the Rosa 634-A and B wells. The dual-well combo, drilled by Williams Co. with partner BP Plc, represented the first horizontal wells drilled into the Mancos Shale in the San Juan Basin. The “A” targeted the lowest of four Mancos zones, and the “B” the next bench up. Both were drilled with 5,000-foot laterals and 12 fracture stimulation stages.
So, what would your life be like today if OPEC had not extended the production cuts in late November “as expected?” What if OPEC had said, “You know, we’re tired of giving up market share to U.S. shale, which fills all of our generous production declines with new U.S. volumes, and we’re going to end this once and for all. We’re going to produce all we want and let the market work itself out.” (Does that sound a bit like the Thanksgiving surprise announcement by OPEC in 2014?)
Larry Nichols understands how technology can change everything. It was Devon Energy Corp., after all—when Nichols was CEO—that bought George Mitchell’s company and a budding new technology to extract natural gas from shale rock in the early 2000s. Mitchell, of course, is known as the Father of Shale for his tireless decades of experimentation. But it was Devon under Nichols’ watch that applied the new strategy in scale.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".