Unconventional drilling requires managing transportation logistics

Rick Carr David Wedemeyer Deloitte Consulting LLP Houston Sam Pearson Deloitte Consulting LLP Minneapolis Advancements in drilling for unconventional resources have greatly changed the development of shale into a long-term, viable source of hydrocarbons in North America. Natural gas production from shale grew from 2% in 2001 to 23% in 2010, and analysts predict that it will account for nearly 49% of domestic gas production in 2035.1 Analysts also predict that production will increase by an estimated 375% in oil and liquid-rich shale plays like Marcellus and Eagle Ford from 2011 to 2016.2 This surge in shale development significantly increases the transportation and logistics requirements ...

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