The Unconventional Resources Technology Conference is like visiting an oilfield theme park for engineers and geoscientists. This year those traveling to the conference for a glimpse of what is possible in exploration and production will also focus on ways to improve short-term profitability. Regulators say the blowout that killed five workers on a Patterson-UTI rig in Oklahoma was the product of a slow-moving series of missed signals, misleading testing, and miscalculations that failed to control a natural gas influx. Make or Breakeven: Is Unconventional Oil Production Getting More Efficient? If the benchmark oil price is $10/bbl higher than the breakeven price for production that means companies are making good money, right?