GTI (Gas Technology Institue) is leading a high-profile program on Hydraulic Fracturing Test Sites (HFTS) in the Permian Basin, bringing together government and industry to improve recovery, continue enhancing environmentally responsible methods of optimizing production, and lowering costs in the Midland and Delaware Basins. In January 2018, GTI was awarded funding from the US Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL) for cost-shared research and development on hydraulic fracturing efficiency. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko) and Shell Exploration and Production Company (Shell) plan to co-host a new field test site in the Delaware Basin, where multiple experiments to evaluate well completion, optimize design, and quantify environmental impact will be carried out. Work will commence in late 2018 at an Anadarko-operated location, and other industry partners are invited to join the project. The new HFTS2–Delaware field test site located in Block 55 T1, Loving County, Texas will feature different depth, […]