Non-frac stimulation technologies mark progress too

Although the oil and gas industry’s buzz over the hot gas shale plays in North America has pushed fracturing technology advances to the forefront, other production stimulation technologies continue to make progress as well.The rest of the well stimulation industry would do well to heed the example of innovations occurring in fracturing, according to Barry B. Ekstrand, Weatherford vice-president, reservoir stimulation.“We should never forget that the proverbial lemmings do a great job of following an established path as they fall off the cliff,” he says. “The analogy is relevant for us in our industry, as we must recognize when innovation creates a new path, an oppo...

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