New technology sets IP milestone in deep gas well: Pennsylvania
CONSOL Energy controls roughly 85,000 net acres prospective for the Utica Shale within its Southwestern Pennsylvania operating area, including some 58,000 acres in Greene and Washington counties. The operator planned to target the underlying Utica in a well to be drilled within its existing Marcellus Shale field in Greene County. To access the Utica deep gas horizon, the well program called for a total vertical depth (TVD) of 13,500 ft with a 6,141 ft lateral. Owing to the stresses at this depth, enhancing production and overall economics required a proppant with maximum conductive strength and the capacity to increase propped fracture volume and sustain maximum reservoir drainage.
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