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Two new technologies aid shale drillers, Motley Fool reports

By Bob Downing Published: July 15, 2013

From the ShaleOhio  blog of Bricker & Eckler, a Columbus-based law firm:

A recent article featured on The Motley Fool describes two technologies other than hydraulic fracturing that are helping the shale boom by "taking away a lot of the guesswork, leading to improved returns and more certainty."

Plays that are carbonate formations, like the Mississippian Lime in Oklahoma and Kansas, require producers to "work around high water saturation levels in the rocks," causing them to "expend a greater portion of capital" on saltwater disposal infrastructure in an effort to decrease trucking service costs.

In addition, oilfield service providers are using magnetic resonance imaging logging to help producers "identify water-free zones as well as target the most promising zones," the article said.

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