ShaleTech 2018 Call for Abstracts

The shale revolution that began more than a decade ago shows no signs of slowing down. From the relatively new SCOOP/STACK plays in Oklahoma, to renewed interest in the Bakken, Marcellus and Eagle Ford shales, to the Permian Basin—the largest producing area in the U.S.—shale continues to be the prime driver behind the U.S. becoming a force in shaping the world’s oil and gas markets. Gulf Publishing has been a strong advocate of the shale boom since the early 2000s, and continues its support with the ShaleTech 2018 Conference.

The call for abstracts is now open. If you would like to participate as a speaker, we invite you to submit an abstract for consideration by our advisory board. Abstracts are welcome on new technology developments, new materials and test procedures, and case histories relating to shale development and production. All submissions must be received by May 1, 2018.

Proposed topics for the ShaleTech 2018 conference include: 

Water management

  • Water sourcing
  • Frac water recycling
  • Produced water disposal

Drilling efficiencies

  • Horizontal drilling practices that target multiple, stacked formations
  • Materials, elastomers, seals
  • Drilling fluids
  • Drill Bits
  • Software that automates/improves operations

Digital infrastructure

  • Use of “big data” to gain efficiencies in drilling and production
  • Linking various operations through digital infrastructure
  • Using digital systems and data for predictive maintenance

Supply & Demand

  • Transportation and pipelines
  • Infrastructure concerns from increased production
  • LNG terminals
  • U.S production vs. world demand


  • Equipment utilization
  • Continued investment in technology

Completion optimization

  • Completion fluids
  • Microseismic monitoring
  • Proppants
  • Completion equipment
  • Fracture placement and diagnostics


  • Production enhancement
  • Production monitoring

HSE & Sustainability


For more news on the venue, sponsorship and exhibit opportunities and registration information, please go to the ShaleTech 2018 website.

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