Drilling Productivity in Shale Plays
March 25, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
"The productivity of oil and natural gas wells is steadily increasing in many basins across the United States because of the increasing precision and efficiency of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in oil and natural gas extraction."
US Oil Production Highest Since the 1980s
September 6, 2013 | FuelFix
Hydraulic fracturing in new shale plays has pushed United States oil production to its highest levels since the 1980s.
If natural gas liquids, lease condensate and other liquids are added, current numbers are even more impressive when compared to the past. (See chart below)
Related: Oil Production from the Eagle Ford Shale
The Impact of Worker Experience in Shale Plays
February 1, 2013 | FuelFix.com
An article on the FuelFix.com website explains how an experienced drilling team can provide an enormous advantage in the shale plays. Cutting a few days off the time required to drill a well can be not only a cost savings but also a competitive advantage.