SPE Talks Tech: 2020 Technology Watch List

With 2020 on the horizon, JPT editors put together our Top 10 list of technologies and ideas to keep an eye on in the coming year.

Trent Jacobs and Steve Rassenfoss cover emerging technology for the Journal of Petroleum Technology (JPT), SPE's flagship publication. With SPE Talks Tech, our writers debate and discuss the hottest topics in the technical arena of the oil and gas industry.

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 2020 Technology Watch List

  1. Subject Matter Experts (SME)
  2. Refracs driven by frac hit defense – pre-loading is popular, too
  3. Black gunk – frac fluid downsides
  4. Split fracturing – not new, but renewed interest
  5. Gas surges
  6. Texas Two-Step – zipper frac within a zipper frac?
  7. Don't call it AI
  8. Fracture connections – DFIT response 1,000ft away
  9. BOPs and the Macondo Anniversary
  10. A new pressure diagnostic from Devon?

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