Assimilation of drilling data produces reliable, cost-effective, engineered completions ///

The success of the shale business has been accomplished by lowering costs while increasing well productivity through optimized drilling and completions operations. To achieve this success, companies have leveraged technological advances and continue to search for tools to further improve performance. Advances in completions have the greatest potential to generate the next big advance, because current drilling practices create a mismatch between wellbore trajectory and geological horizons, which is inevitable when drilling long lateral sections. This results in variability along the wellbore, as its trajectory criss-crosses through the various layers of the target formation.

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