Lateral

Surge Energy Claims Longest Known Lateral in Permian

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.

April 25, 2019

U.S. Well Productivity Said Still Improving, Albeit More Slowly

U.S. well productivity gains posted last year may not repeat in 2019 with the same magnitude, but domestic output still should drive the global market in the next decade, according to Raymond James & Associates Inc.

April 16, 2019
FERC Approves Startup of Valley Lateral, Ending Years-Long Dispute

FERC Approves Startup of Valley Lateral, Ending Years-Long Dispute

More than three years after first submitting an application to FERC, and after a bitter fight with state regulators, Millennium Pipeline Co. LLC’s Valley Lateral project officially entered service on Monday after receiving final authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

July 10, 2018
West Virginia’s Milestone Co-Tenancy Legislation Expected to Have Varying Impacts

West Virginia’s Milestone Co-Tenancy Legislation Expected to Have Varying Impacts

The co-tenancy legislation that passed during this year’s regular session in West Virginia is generally expected to aid natural gas development, but exactly how significant its impact will be remains unclear.

April 2, 2018

Rover Supply Laterals, Compressors Ready For Service, Pipeline Tells FERC

Rover Pipeline LLC is ready to place three eastern Ohio supply laterals and associated compressor stations into service this month, the operator told FERC Friday.

December 4, 2017

Conventional Plays Target of Oklahoma’s Expanded Long-Lateral Drilling Rules

Implementing a law passed earlier this year by the state legislature, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) has adopted on an emergency basis long-lateral drilling rules that apply to all oil and natural gas formations in the state, not only unconventional plays.

August 24, 2017

Texas Eastern’s Bayway Lateral Wins FERC Approval

Five months to the day after losing its quorum, FERC on Monday issued a certificate of approval for Texas Eastern Transmission LP’s proposed Bayway Lateral Project, which would fuel a refinery and an adjacent co-generation plant in New Jersey.

July 6, 2017
For Marathon Oil’s Permian, Oklahoma Plays, Shorter Laterals May Be Just Fine

For Marathon Oil’s Permian, Oklahoma Plays, Shorter Laterals May Be Just Fine

With a large rig addition and a move into the Permian Basin as a fourth U.S. onshore play in its portfolio, Marathon Oil Corp. is obviously eyeing growth unconventionals, but it may choose to expand using shorter hydraulic fracturing (fracking) laterals, company executives said on an earnings conference call Friday.

May 9, 2017

Lilis Energy Says First Two Wolfcamp Wells Beat Expectations

San Antonio-based Lilis Energy Inc. (LLEX), which began trading on the Nasdaq Tuesday, has drilled and completed its first two operated horizontal Wolfcamp B wells in the Delaware Basin, a sub-basin of the Permian, with initial production rates “significantly exceeding” the expected type curve, the company said Wednesday.

March 16, 2017

Briefs — Hilcorp Alaska

A natural gas pipeline in the Middle Ground Shoal area of Alaska’s Cook Inlet continues to leak, Operator Hilcorp Alaska LLC said Wednesday. The company, state and federal agencies are still working on a fix. Hilcorp continues to maintain a lowered operating pressure in the line to prevent water intrusion. The reduction in line pressure has reduced the release rate to approximately 229 Mcf/d, the company said. Hilcorp has been conducting air and water quality sampling and is working with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to implement a more comprehensive plan to monitor fish and wildlife, air and water quality, sound and ice conditions. To date, no significant impacts to wildlife or the environment have been observed, and the release does not pose a threat the general public, the company said. Once conditions allow, repair operations are expected to take several days.

March 9, 2017
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