Pushing Today’s Boundaries of Tight Oil Recovery

December 05, 2014 | State of the Market Report

The advent of tight oil has rescued North America’s oil industry from a slow, painful decline and has transformed it into one of the world’s premier oil producing regions. However, dismal recovery factors still plague tight oil production, with many producers recovering just 5% of the oil in place. As plays mature, producers’ long-term health depends on its ability to squeeze far more oil from each well. This study identifies the leading technology developers and analyzes the variety of approaches they are taking.

Coverage Area

  • Owning the Energy Transition

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Abstract
  • Opportunity in Tight Oil's Dismal Recovery
  • Optimizing Completions for Maximizing Future Production
  • Monitoring Production to Develop Strategies for Re-stimulation
  • Improving Recovery
  • Outlook

Lead Analysts

Daniel Choi
Research Associate
Brent Giles, Ph.D.
Senior Analyst

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