Drilling Contractor: Horizontal Drilling Optimization, High Build Rates, Lead to ‘Mile-A-Day Record Wells in Marcellus Shale

For CONSOL Energy and Baker Hughes, two recent “mile-a-day” wells in the Marcellus Shale were the results of a team approach to horizontal drilling optimization. The wells not only substantially reduced drilling time but also stayed 100% in the target zone despite a challenging physical location. This multi-well pad extended under the Pittsburgh International Airport in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. It was one of the first in the area to be drilled using a high-buildup-rate rotary steerable system (HBRSS). Click the link below to read the full article.



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