Failing to detect gas leaks and fires during oil and gas operations can be disastrous during shale gas drilling, hydraulic fracturing, production, gas processing, storage and pipeline distribution.
This complex formation requires an individual well-based approach.
These materials can be reused for sustainable and cost-saving drilling.
Individualizing analysis allows produced and flowback water to serve as hydraulic fracturing fluid.
New technologies lead to better production for two Permian Basin operators.
A system that gathers data from all components helps determine whether personnel should discontinue operation.
A self-suspending coating provides engineering flexibility and increased hydrocarbon production.
Taking advantage of global shale opportunities requires systemic changes and upgrades.
Remote control of frac pumps can be achieved using automation and data recording.
Rugged and carefully selected equipment ensures reliability during this harsh and abrasive well service.
Pressure variation is an important consideration when determining the appropriate size pulsation dampener needed for an application.
Higher pressures and longer operation make inspection, repair and replacement of frac pump fluids and components critical.
Although one of the most important components, the chemicals used and the roles they play in the process are not well known.
These systems allow engineers and operators to control flow rates more precisely, which can translate to increased production.
Extracting liquid hydrocarbons from unconventional plays presents technical 
and fiscal challenges.
Two detailed case studies illustrate the success of using diversion frac 
for proppant distribution.