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Notes from URTeC and our views on development cubes and in-basin sand

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In this week's episode, notes from URTeC and thoughts on development cubes and in-basin sand

In this week's episode of Crude For Thought, R.T. Dukes asks if operators will wring profits out of shale. URTeC showed us technology is still important in unconventional reservoirs. We share our notes on the conference as well as our latest on cube developments and in-basin sand. Listen to Robert Clarke, Ryan Duman, and Anuj Goyal share their opinions.

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