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Annual Report 2015

Unconventional Production


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During the current industry downturn, no area has been as closely scrutinized as unconventionals, primarily because of the higher production cost. Weatherford offers fully integrated solutions for all forms of artificial lift used to produce unconventional shale assets. Our production optimization consulting team helps operators to select the right artificial-lift system at the right time and to operate at optimum set points to maximize production and minimize operating cost. These products and services complement the FracAdvisor® solution, which guides operators to create a more effective frac design along the horizontal section.


Minimize production decline rates

Adopting flexible artificial-lift systems

Reduce production costs

Monitoring and optimizing artificial-lift operations

Increase field productivity

Analyzing production profiles and reservoir conditions to execute a re-fracking program

Manage produced fluid

Deploying artificial-lift systems that tolerate sand, gas, and chemicals

Production Integrated Approach

The rapid decline in production rates, especially during the first year, complicates the task of managing the total production cost of shale assets. Several steps must be taken in coordination to maximize return on investment.


Technology is at the heart of our approach to meeting clients’ needs. We constantly update and refine our technologies to solve new challenges encountered in the field.

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We are here to help address your challenges and maximize production. Please contact us to be connected with a technology expert and find a solution to fit your needs.

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