Shale 3.0, a gassy Pioneer, and wastewater woes at Balmorhea | Houston Chronicle | 12-29-17

Shale 1.0 – in which a technological marvel that coupled horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing revolutionized American oil production and opened vast underground reservoirs to production. Shale 2.0 – in which the plunge of oil prices three years ago taught oil companies how to use data to streamline operations, lower costs and still make money.

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