Unconventional Resources: Three Alternative Paths To Maximizing Unconventional Resources

Topics: Asset/portfolio management Hydraulic fracturing Shale oil Tight gas/shale gas/coalbed methane

As pioneering shale gas plays and tight oil formations mature and decline in production, operators are trying to find emerging formations and resources to replace them, enabling continued growth in US production. While the industry will continue identifying new domestic unconventional shale and tight sand resources, an expert said that the methods of discovery may differ from traditional approaches.

At the 2017 SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC), Vello Kuuskraa discussed the alternative pathways companies may take to discover unconventional resources while maximizing existing plays in the near future. Kuuskraa is president of Advanced Resources International.

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Unconventional Resources: Three Alternative Paths To Maximizing Unconventional Resources

Stephen Whitfield, Senior Staff Writer

25 July 2017

Volume: 69 | Issue: 9