The longest horizontal onshore lateral ever drilled in the U.S. has been announced by Halliburton.
The company said it worked with Eclipse Resources Corporation to complete hydraulic fracturing on the lateral test well known as “Purple Hayes” in the Utica Shale. It had a lateral length of more than 18,500 feet and was completed with 124 frac stages in 24 days. Total depth was 27,046 feet.
“The Halliburton and Eclipse team worked incredibly efficiently on this well, setting 124 of our Obsidian Frac plugs, averaging 5.3 frac stages per day and achieving a North America land record of 26,641 feet in plug set depth,” said Tony Angelle, area vice president for Halliburton. “We are proud this accomplishment was made using our complete Frac of the Future fleet, including dual fuel pumps that reduced fuel consumption by 40 percent.”