Nine Energy Completed World’s Longest Shale Well – in the Utica

Nine Energy logoEarlier this month MDN brought you the exciting news that Eclipse Resources, a smaller Marcellus/Utica pure play driller headquartered in State College, PA (but drilling mostly in Ohio) has drilled the world’s longest shale well–in the Utica in Guernsey County, OH (see Eclipse Res. 1Q16: Drills Longest Shale Well Ever! “Purple Hayes”). Eclipse’s Purple Hayes well an underground lateral reaching out 18,500 feet–3.5 miles! It took 124 frac stages to complete the well–a massive number of stages. Yesterday we learned that the company doing that completion work was not Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield services company. Nor was it Halliburton, the world’s second largest oilfield services company. It was, instead, Nine Energy–a much smaller oilfield service company, not even in the top 10. Congrats to Nine Energy! Here’s what they had to say about their work on a truly historic shale well…

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