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Launched in 2016, the DUG Technology Showcase provides a dedicated space within the DUG conference to explore the impact being made by technology in the development of unconventional resources.
Rife with challenges, unconventional resources are keeping inventors and innovators on their toes looking for the right mix of solution and value creation. For 2018, the DUG Technology Showcase will focus on the technologies that are making significant strides in improving operational efficiencies and increasing recoveries over the life of the shale well, field and play.
Drilling Better, Not Just Faster - Introductory Remarks
Described as trying to hit someone with a baseball bat while dangling from the belly of an airborne airplane, drilling a horizontal well is a spectacular feat. Drillbits that are only a few inches wide must go thousands of feet below stacked layers of rock to reach the reservoir target. It is a feat made possible with advanced materials, skills and technologies working together to drill wells better, not just faster.
10:45 AM - Speaker TBA, Quantico Energy
11:00 AM - Speaker TBA, Ulterra
11:15 AM - Directional Drilling Company
11:30 AM - Speaker TBA, MagVar
Q&A/End for Networking Lunch
Working Smarter, Not Harder - Introductory Remarks
Extending beneath an area approximately 250 miles wide and 300 miles long, there’s plenty of ground for operators and service companies to cover in the Permian Basin. Digital technologies are making remote monitoring and reporting possible while ensuring windshield time is time well spent.
2:00 PM - Speaker TBA, Quorum
2:15 PM - Speaker TBA, Water Lens
2:30 PM - Speaker TBA, Greasebook
2:40 PM - Speaker TBA, Microseismic
Q&A/End for Networking Break
Lifting More, Not Less, For Longer - Introductory Remarks
Like an uncorked bottle of champagne, unconventional wells are notorious for their rapid decline rates. Introducing artificial lift systems into the well helps to keep its flow flowing throughout its life.