What Exactly Is Shale?

Shale is quite a dynamic substance once you think about it. Remember learning about sedimentary rocks in high school? Shale is a type of sedimentary rock that’s fine-grained, and is commonly called a “mudstone.” This is because it’s formed…

The Nightly Surge | February 9, 2017

Thursday. Say it with me. Thursday. Feels nice, doesn’t it? Everyone likes a Thursday. Thursday’s your buddy, Thursday’s your pal. You can count on Thursday. Thursday means tomorrow is Friday, Thursday means Monday is out of sight and…

Shale: Making America Great Again!

Remember when political campaign promises centered around reducing our country’s dependence on foreign oil, putting folks to work and cutting pollution?

I Knew I Was Right!

Martin Chenevert, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Drilling Research Program at the University of Texas (retired), shares his story about the challenges he faced…