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Volume 60, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 2056-5135


The expansion of unconventional oil and gas development has placed a new emphasis on better understanding well performance. The cost of horizontal and stimulated wells is higher than of conventional wells and requires reservoir professionals to look to new technologies to ensure optimal return on drilling, completion and stimulation. Using tracers allows the user to pinpoint stages of the well that are successfully producing, thereby saving costs by eliminating unproductive areas. Tracerco provides unique technologies for this purpose; this article explains how the tracers are applied and presents a case study illustrating their use.


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