Boosting performance in unconventional shale plays ///

Unconventional plays have challenged operators to refine drilling and completion techniques everywhere in North America. As an example, production in the Wolfcamp and Cline formations continues to rise. Operators are exploring new technologies to capitalize on the Permian basin's complex multi-layer reservoirs—containing light tight oil, gas and NGLs. Horizontal drilling, a key component of unconventional drilling, has been the answer to many operators’ search for increased efficiency. However, as horizontal drilling develops in the Permian basin, operators face a unique set of challenges while developing the stacked reserves with new drilling methods.

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