In the current oilfield environment, every last dollar counts. Now more than ever E&P’s of all sizes are having to rethink the way they see their costs. Managing spend is the difference between whether a company sinks or swims at sub $40 oil.
Of all the categories of spend, perhaps the easiest to let slip through the cracks is lease operating expense. But carelessness about just a few of these categories begins to pile up and soon you will be faced with a giant bill for expenses you barely considered when you drilled the well.
Taking LOE seriously does not lead to trivial gains. In fact, our data shows that a 10% Reduction in LOE adds 4% to a single well return.* Companies who fail to effectively manage their LOE leave money on the table.
Three large LOE categories, fluid hauling, compression, and production chemicals, need to be addressed separately.
For fluid hauling the most important issue is making the logistics as efficient as possible. RigUp lets you bid out field water hauling & trucking rates to get the best pricing for your locations. Use zip codes to generate a map of all vendor field locations close to the well. Locating nearby vendors cuts travel time and expenses.
When considering compression, the major concern is when to switch to a smaller unit when you no longer need the capacity of a larger unit. Being able to compare the price of compressors either on a purchase or rental basis with the cost of swapping units gives you the opportunity to evaluate the optimal time to make the switch.
For production chemicals the key is pricing. Falling oil and gas commodity products have an effect on production chemicals which leads to discounts. Use our templates to generate a normalized chemicals list so that all vendors are pricing the same material. You can return bulk pricing with tiered discounts or unit costs on an as-need basis.
RigUp Pricebook puts all the cost in front of you so you can ensure nothing slips through the cracks. With Pricebook you can request updated pricing in seconds to keep a handle on all LOE spend categories.
*Based on an industry standard horizontal permian well.
When we set out to build RigUp, we wanted to build a business and a technology that would catalyze positive impact across a vital industry. We had hundreds of meetings with energy executives, field operations, petroleum engineers, and community groups about the state of the energy industry. A common theme of improving “trust” emerged; trust between the operators and service companies, trust between field operations and finance teams, and most importantly trust between communities and the companies operating in their backyards. RigUp is building technology to restore trust in the energy sector. We’re putting together a team of world-class petroleum and software engineers to solve problems that at one point in time seemed unsolvable.
To meet demand from a growing global middle class, McKinsey estimates that global energy resource productivity will have to increase at a 3.2% per annum rate going forward compared to a 1.7% per annum rate from 1990-2010. With 66% of oilfield workers set to retire in the next 10-15 years, the great men and women working in the energy industry have a large task at hand to meet the world’s energy needs. Improved productivity must come alongside stronger environmental stewardship and safety benchmarks, and modern technology is required to improve upon legacy platforms and processes.
RigUp helps producers and service companies visualize and manage assets on location. Using big data and analytics, we allow industry participants to optimize their assets for safety, efficiency, and higher environmental standards without sacrificing performance and economics. Asset level safety and tracking is key to formulating optimal development plans. Our team has a strong focus to reduce the “idiosyncratic risk” of field operations, and our platform will eliminate lapse time and disputes for service companies. We have partnered with a select group of operators and service companies as we begin testing the first version of our platform, and we look forward to bringing on additional partners in the coming months.
Recently, we closed a $3mn series seed round led by Founders Fund. We are humbled to have Founders Fund on board as our anchor investor. We’re proud to call Austin, Texas home and excited about fostering a great start-up engineering culture.
Here’s to the future, y’all.
– The RigUp Team