This presentation will provide insights into recent trends in perforating horizontal wells. Market research has shown an increase in the use of consistent-hole shaped charges versus conventional shaped charges, such as deep-penetrating and large-hole charges. Diagnostic data will be combined with entry hole diameter statistics and friction pressure calculations for the consistent-hole shaped charges in order to demonstrate how they differ from conventional shaped charges. Proppant tracer diagnostics will highlight several case studies in which consistent-hole shaped charges or other recent perforating enhancements were employed. Case studies will include extreme limited entry (XLE) designs, diversion employed systems, high-density perforating (HDP), and reduced cluster spacing (RCS) completion techniques.