Tight gas development is undergoing another cycle of "technology renewal". It is driven by the need to optimize mature plays and economically develop marginal gas (mostly onshore), as well as a new interest in tight gas internationally, often in new areas without history. The talk will examine some of the current technology issues, including: New look at the role of PTA and forecasting long term well productivity and reserves using some new well testing techniques, Changing philosophy of stimulation (away from conventional fluids to waterfracs and back to "hybrid fracs"), How microseismic monitoring is helping us to understand the reservoir behavior during fracturing and the role of geomechanics in tight gas stimulation, Shear fracturing - can we employ it to make better wells? New generation fracture modeling that integrates geomechanics (shear fracturing) and reservoir simulation.


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