Tuesday, June 24, 2014

2G Shale Technology

Guest blogger: Livia Wiley, SimSci Product Marketing Manager
Efficiency and design are vital to well output”; that was the collective point of Hart Energy’s 2014 Marcellus Utica Midstream conference on June 4, 2014. Experience and second generation drilling technology has allowed horizontal laterals to increase to between 4,000-7,000 feet and well spacing to drop to 500-700 feet. These are huge improvements over the first generation. And yes, there are challenges (such as, problems with logistics and getting supplies onsite) but the overall outlook looks good. Expect technology to continue to drive growth and the learning curve to provide improved efficiency.

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