Halliburton Fracked Eclipse’s 3.5 Mile ‘Purple Hayes’ Utica Well

failure is an orphanThere’s an old saying that goes like this: “Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan.” Not long ago MDN reported that Eclipse Resources had drilled what is believed to be the longest horizontal well (on land) in the world–the 3.5 mile “Purple Hayes” Utica Shale well (see Eclipse Res. 1Q16: Drills Longest Shale Well Ever! “Purple Hayes”). It wasn’t but a day or two and one of the companies that worked on the well to help drill it, Nine Energy, popped up to say they had a hand in that recording-breaking well (see Nine Energy Completed World’s Longest Shale Well – in the Utica). Last week MDN told you that “snubbing” company Deep Well Services, from Pennsylvania, also helped with drilling the well (see PA Firm Helped Drill ‘Purple Hayes’ – World’s Longest Shale Well). Drilling any well is truly a team effort with many companies involved. Yesterday yet another company stepped up to claim they played a major role in drilling the Purple Hayes–Halliburton…

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