Technology Exclusives

DUG East, conference, Marcellus, Utica, shale, Dale Malody, Chesapeake, Appalachian Basin

Chesapeake Energy, a top-tier operator in the Appalachian Basin’s Marcellus and Utica shale plays, is focusing on cost control, rock quality and operational changes.

Companies are focusing on enhanced completions among other techniques and technology to boost production in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays, but cluster efficiency remains an area of concern.

Permian Basin, rig pricing, drilling, survey, Hart Energy

Rig pricing has bottomed, though anticipation of a price recovery now stretches out to mid-2016 on the basis of too many rigs, too much oil, and low commodity prices, say service providers.