The paradigm of American energy is undergoing a massive transformation. In addition to the evolution of renewable energy technologies, and the changes now being driven by the consideration of climate issues and other environmental factors, the oil and gas opportunities that are now evolving in the United States could be the key factor in the country's successful transition to full energy independence. We are finally in a position, thanks not only to rich product reserves in the lower 48 states but also new technologies that allow us to fully exploit these reserves, to meet all of the United States' energy needs, both today and well into the future. At the heart of this opportunity in oil and gas are directional drilling techniques and multi-well site plans. These off-shore-born approaches to upstream production have come onshore in recent years and are proving to be true game changers in terms of field efficiency and cost savings.

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