Fracturing/pressure pumping

The obsession with better hydraulic fracturing has steadily pushed on shale production in year one, but the decline remains steep. Chemistry could help explain, and perhaps extend, the short productive life of these wells.
Extended reach wells provide access to otherwise inaccessible areas, improve production and reduce footprint. Advancements in completion technology allow producers to eliminate coiled tubing, perforation guns and milling out operations to lower project risks, costs, and environmental impact.
Incremental gains are not always celebrated, but as two of the biggest oil producers in the US show, they nonetheless can net unrealized savings and new efficiencies.

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