Applying technology to Devonian Shale wells can increase present value profit by $30,000 to $150,000 per well in a typical drilling program by improving stimulation treatment design and results. An intermediate level of technology application is best, costing $6,800 above what a typical operator currently spends. The key objective of the technology application is to optimize the stimulation treatment using a layered reservoir description with accurate formation properties. An accurate layered reservoir description minimizes inappropriate stimulation treatments, consistently resulting in treatments that are close to the optimal treatment.

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