The primary focus of this roundtable is to share the practices & technologies that are optimal for increasing
efficiencies & improving profits in the Utica/Point Pleasant, Marcellus and New Albany.
Last year we heard presentations covering "Going Deep with Rotary Steerable" "Single Well Economics"
"Intelligent Completion Design" "Barriers to stimulation success" "Risk of Noise and Silica Exposure" "Dual
Fuel for Pressure Pumping Applications" "Coiled Tubing Conveyed Fracturing Methods in the Utica" "Focus on
Completion Technology" "Dissolving Ball Technology & the Permian" "Determining Where & How to Frac"
"Positive Impacts for Operators and Service Companies Staying Ahead of the Frac San Dust Curve" and more.
We will provide an update on thinking for 2014 and we will look at the small, incremental changes that make
these plays commercial.
As a stacked play, the Utica-Marcellus region has become the third largest producer of natural gas in the U.S.
and some believe that forecasts have been too low and that there is significant potential for higher production.
Recent analysis shows the Utica and Point Pleasant Shale may be similar to the liquids rich Eagle Ford and
possibly as productive.
Experience is showing what works & what does not. Some areas of the plays are richer in total organic carbon.
Some are chock full of carbonates, which makes them amenable to hydraulic fracturing. Some sections of the
plays are good combo plays, others not. Certain D&C and G&G technologies & processes are proving to
increase the play's profitability more than others.
Many of these areas have been developed for decades. Now with new technologies & processes applied the
Utica/Point Pleasant, Marcellus and New Albany have plenty to offer & although activity has grown rapidly
operators are still coming to grips with the technical & in some cases, social / political complexities. Engineers,
Geologists, & Geophysicist are intently studying these plays.
Hilton Columbus at Easton, Columbus Ohio, October 22, 2013