2015 Hydraulic Fracturing Techbook

Geosteering to Reduce Cost, Boost Production and Improve Safety

For the fifth consecutive year, Hart Energy’s Hydraulic Fracturing Techbook ranks among the industry’s most highly read and noticed reports. The 2015 Hydraulic Fracturing Techbook examines remote geosteering with a focus on how operators are reducing cost and improving safety. Major and independent producers alike increasingly turn to technologies like geosteering to keep their laterals in the best rock window. The improved drilling effectiveness allows better fracture stimulation, shorter distance between stages and more perforation clusters.


2015 Artificial Lift Techbook

Artificial Lift Demand Continues Through Cycles

Artificial lift revenue is expected to reach $16 billion globally by 2018. Join Hart Energy as we explore the increasing demand for artificial lift both onshore and offshore with special emphasis on the shale plays. The Artificial Lift Techbook looks at this segmented ESP, Rod Lift, PCP, Gas Lift and other types of lifts and explores applications for wells in unconventional reservoirs across various US shale plays. Offshore and conventional reservoirs are also addressed.


2015 Unconventional Yearbook

North America’s Top 20 North American Resource Plays

The 2015 Unconventional Yearbook presents the most important facts and figures on the Top 20 North American resource plays. The fifth edition of this annual data book provides an overview of current activity with snapshots of the regional plays, profiles of key players, a review of technology, a look at midstream activity, economic analysis and data, and a bibliography. The Unconventional Yearbook includes a full-color shale wall map.




For years the industry has been faced with the inevitable outcome to its history of matching workforce levels to commodity prices – the Great Crew Change. A graph of the industry’s age distribution looks like a cross-section of a canyon – decent numbers of young people, a lot of older people, and not much in the middle. In these pages we examine the current issues plaguing the industry in terms of recruiting, retention, training, knowledge transfer, etc. and offer suggestions.