fast-tracking our shale assets

Finding new applications for existing technologies helps us meet our long-term goals for our base business, new assets and new projects. At the Marcellus and Utica shale plays in the eastern United States, we’ve successfully deployed fiber-optic technology in two horizontal wells – the first time we’ve applied the technology in this way. Installed with production casing and cemented in the well, fiber optic provides real-time surveillance data during well completion and offers long-time surveillance benefits throughout the life of a well. Collaboration by multiple teams from different functions was key to applying the technology in deep, complex wells measuring more than 14,700 feet in length. The payoff is in improved key business decisions in an aggressive, cost-conscious drilling and completions program – leading to more effective completion practices, improved well integrity, and increased long-term production from our unconventional assets.

Updated: October 2015