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A challenging market in the Bakken Shale sees contractors cutting wages, bundling services and pursuing routine maintenance jobs. Contractors report a job mix that is 89% routine maintenance.
Demand for pressure pumping services in the Bakken Shale is flat, the inventory of drilled but uncompleted wells is rising, and pricing is off 18% vs. August.
Larry Prado, Hart Energy's activity editor, summarizes recent trends in enhanced completions used in the U.S. shale plays.