The best path to operational excellence may require being more innovative

Low oil prices have caused a great deal of frustration and even panic among some in the oil and gas industry.

R&D departments in particular feel the squeeze, as budgets are slashed, jobs are in jeopardy and researchers are increasingly expected to accomplish more with less. But, with the industry well into this downturn, perhaps now is the time to step back and consider with a clear head how innovation can, must, and is happening, even in less-than-ideal conditions.

In this white paper, you will learn more about how:

  • Horizontal drilling, enhanced oil recovery, refracking and even data management are among the areas being developed and optimized by companies
  • History has shown that many of O&G’s greatest exploration and production advancements have occurred when times were financially tough for the industry
  • Technologies from other industries are being adopted by O&G to improve production processes

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