SPE Technical Directors Think Cooperatively: Working Outside the Lines

SPE’s technical directors are focused on problems that require working outside the bounds of their discipline.

Stubbornly low recovery rates from unconventional reservoirs led to a collaboration between the directors in drilling and reservoir engineering because cooperation is required to understand opportunities, find solutions, and apply what has been learned.

Fiber-optic cable’s potential to improve shale well performance led the production director to look for ways to increase the number of applications offering multiple benefits, which touches on a wide range of concerns over the life of a well.

Rapidly escalating project costs led the projects, facilities, and construction director to look outside the profession for ways to measure and manage project complexity. The goal is to recognize the time and money needed to integrate complex systems, and look for ways to manage those issues.

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SPE Technical Directors Think Cooperatively: Working Outside the Lines

Stephen Rassenfoss, JPT Emerging Technology Senior Editor

01 January 2015

Volume: 67 | Issue: 1

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