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“We need to move beyond incremental improvement and bring smarter, better, and accessible technology to Shales,” said Greg Guidry, former Executive Vice President for Unconventionals. That was the challenge Guidry gave to his team in late 2016.
Shell’s technology deployment team, led by Fred Wasden, initiated iShale® to help answer that challenge: “We are collaborating with our strategic partners to progress a technological step change in Shell’s shale assets and develop a shale field of the future.”
iShale® leverages recent advances in automation, digitalization and advanced analytics to increase production and decrease costs and safety risks. Moreover, it offers environmental benefits in the form of greater energy efficiency and reduced operational footprint…