Houston-based Surge Energy US Holdings Co. said a subsidiary has drilled the longest known lateral in the Permian Basin’s Midland formation at a total measured depth of 24,592 feet, vertical depth of 7,102 feet and horizontal displacement of 17,935 feet, or 3.4 miles.

Moss Creek Resources Holdings Inc.’s Medusa Unit C 28-09 3AH in West Texas was drilled 100% into the Wolfcamp A zone. Based on data from IHS Markit and Drillinginfo databases, the lateral is the longest known in the play, according to Surge.

"This industry milestone in the Permian Basin is our latest example of the innovation and technical expertise being executed by the Surge Energy team," Surge CEO Dexter Burleigh said.

The technological accomplishment was executed in 18 days from surface to total depth using a conventional mud motor and measurement while drilling technology. 

Surge partnered with Latshaw Drilling & Exploration's Rig 10 and Pro Directional for directional services. The well is expected to be completed and brought online later in the year.

Surge, formed in 2015 as a U.S. subsidiary of China’s Shandong Xinchao Energy Corp. Ltd. (formerly Yantai Xinchao Industry Co. Ltd.), is a Permian pure-play focused on the northern part of the Midland sub-basin, where it holds about 85,000 net acres and operates in the Moss Creek and Hoople oilfields.

Moss Creek in Borden and Howard counties was acquired in November 2015 and has grown to 300-plus producing wells. Moss Creek’s 4Q2018 production was 42,467 boe/d net.

Hoople, a waterflood asset in Crosby County, was acquired in April 2015. Fourth quarter production was 779 boe/d net. The active waterflood has 280 net producers and 91 net injection wells.