Halliburton, Eclipse Resources reduce carbon footprint on longest U.S. lateral well

HOUSTON – Halliburton worked with Eclipse Resources to complete hydraulic fracturing of the extended reach lateral test well known as "Purple Hayes."

The Utica Shale well had a lateral length of over 18,500 ft and was completed with 124 frac stages in 24 days. The total depth was 27,046 ft, including the lateral extension, which Eclipse believes is the longest horizontal onshore lateral ever drilled in the United States.

The fracturing operations performed by Halliburton utilized the company’s industry-leading Q10™ pumps equipped with dual-fuel technology, which performed with zero down time. In addition, SandCastle® PS-2500 units, equipped with Halliburton Dust Control systems, provided superior sand loading logistics, while reducing the environmental footprint on site. The efficiencies achieved with this equipment allowed Eclipse Resources to improve its daily completion rate by 20% over the original plan, lowering their ultimate cost per BOE.

"The Halliburton and Eclipse team worked incredibly efficiently on this well, setting 124 of our Obsidian® Frac plugs, averaging 5.3 frac stages per day and achieving a North America land record of 26,641 ft in plug set depth,” explained Tony Angelle, area vice president for Halliburton. “We are proud that this accomplishment was made using our complete Frac of the Future fleet, including dual-fuel pumps that reduced fuel consumption by 40%."


Green technologies applied on the longest U.S. lateral well included pressure pumping equipment with dust control systems and dual-fuel pumps that reduced fuel consumption by 40%.