FORT WORTH, Texas—Operators and service companies in the Permian Basin are tackling the relationship between parent and child wells, tweaking stage spacing and proppant loading and making other adjustments as they continue to optimize and move into full field development.

But players are not using a one-size-fits-all approach in the biggest oil field in the U.S. Many operators are utilizing technologies offered by service companies to improve well performance, while also incorporating their own talents and knowledge gained from peers and past experience. They are doing so with eyes on improving EUR and adding value, without sacrificing the former early on in a well’s life.

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