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Optimizing Resources

North Dakota operations

Lean Manufacturing Techniques Help Us Cut Costs, Improve Efficiency

Our shale oil and gas business uses a lean approach to operating to give us a competitive advantage.  In the North Dakota Bakken play, for example, where we are a major leaseholder, we are advancing new technologies and employing a lean manufacturing business model to create value.  We continue to build on our expertise in shale oil and gas production and leverage what we have learned at our assets around the world. 

New Drilling Processes Improve Operations

SmartDrill is our approach to improving well performance and reliability.  Launched in 2011 in our shale oil and gas development in North Dakota, the program streamlines the identification and resolution of issues so that drilling can be done faster and more efficiently.