Five Innovation Themes In Completions For 2017

In a related update published last week, we described how the brute force enterprise of nano-darcy E&P is becoming more elegant. Elegance is achieved as sub-surface understanding moves closer to a realistic picture of the reservoir.

Enhancing sub-surface understanding is where leading innovators in shale are focused today. They are building tools that empower operators to apply brute force in formations with higher degrees of sophistication.

In Houston in November, we spent a day at the intersection of technology and shale. A structured discussion between operators and innovators hosted by Darcy Partners fostered collaborative evaluation of bleeding edge completions technologies.

We walked away with 5 themes that are influencing the way innovation in shale today occurs. We believe these themes have significant implications for technology, innovators, and operators in 2017 and beyond.

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