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From a labor expertise standpoint, workover contractors note the industry is melting away and will experience challenges when demand kicks in—an event now expected to be postponed until 2016.
Metrics on stage spacing, number of stages, and fracture stimulation technique have not changed during the downturn. Rather, low prices are encouraging operators to drill longer laterals and boost sand use.
Operators have leaned hard on service providers to reduce costs and are using the opportunity to add more sand to horizontal wells to good effect, particularly in the upper Woodford Shale.