Best practices lead to successful shale fracturing ///

Describing best practices for any major function in the development or operation of shale wells is not a completely practical exercise: there are simply too many variances between different shales and even within the same shale, both areally and vertically. But even with the heterogeneity within shales, there are similarities in shale selection, productive target assessment, well construction, fracturing, flowback behaviors and production operations that encourage discussion of objectives and actions for improvements in large developments. One cannot speak of fracturing without mentioning the pre-fracturing developments that make fracturing technically successful, or the post-fracturing actions that make fracturing profitable.

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