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  • Anadarko activity focuses on panhandle liquids plays

    Maierdan Halifu

    The Panhandle region in the Anadarko basin has long been exploited by vertical wells. Now, a select group of operators is employing horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in the Panhandle Liquids plays to target tight oil formations.

  • Applied reservoir understanding accelerates shale asset success

    Jeff Dahl, John Spaid, Buddy Mcdaniel, Bill Grieser, Ron Dusterhoft, Bill Johnson and Shameem Siddiqui

    Horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing get credit for much of the success in producing from ultra-low-permeability shales.

  • More efficient frac network improves Bone Spring production

    Arturo Carrasco, Joe Degeare and John Hunter

    Coiled-tubing (CT) multi-stage fracturing technology delivered precise frac placement and predictable propped volume in a Bone Spring production operation.

  • Regional Report: Permian/Anadarko

    Espen Erlingsen

    In assessing the value of the Permian basin and its wells in comparison with other shales, this play may not always have the highest IPs and EURs, but it beats the competition with respect to well cost and location.

  • Robust drilling leads global activity forward

    Kurt Abraham

    After reaching a plateau last year, worldwide E&P activity is set to resume additional growth, led by a very strong drilling market.

  • ShaleTech: Haynesville

    Jim Redden

    Cheniere Energy may well be the most prominent player in the Haynesville/Bossier shale these days, which, in itself, speaks volumes on the near-term prognosis for a once-lionized gas play that continues to be snagged in a holding pattern.

  • The good, the bad and the over-budget

    David A. Wood

    The LNG industry continues to expand and diversify amid significant market changes, short-term supply constraints, and the prospect of medium-term oversupply.

  • Ultra-HPHT perforating system opens access to untapped reservoirs

    Charlie McClean, Bill Myers, Didhiti Talapatra, Mark Sloan and Stephen Zuklic

    In deploying the industry’s first ultra-HPHT perforating system in the Gulf of Mexico, one operator was able to access a previously inaccessible formation.


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