Operators active in the Permian, Bakken and Midcontinent are maximizing IPs and EURs for their bucks. These operators Laredo Petroleum, Continental Resources and WPX Energy talk about new subsurface technologies that are giving them an edge.


  • Randy Foutch, founder, chairman and CEO of Laredo Petroleum Inc.;
  • Blu Hulsey, senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs of Continental Resources Inc.; and
  • Rich Downey, vice president of drilling and completion at WPX Energy Inc.


  • Leslie Haines, executive editor-at-large for Hart Energy