Nine Energy completes 124-stage well in Utica shale

5/17/2016

HOUSTON -- Nine Energy Service successfully completed 124 perforated stages in an 18,544 ft lateral (27,034 ft TMD) in Guernsey County, Ohio, for Eclipse Resources, a premier independent E&P company in the Appalachian basin.

In one of the most complex wells ever completed by either company, Nine’s Wireline Division worked directly with Eclipse to design the plug-and-perf system through Cerebus Well Modeling software, enabling more effective planning and deployment of cable-conveyed tools. Nine completed all 124 stages in 23.5 days without any non-productive time.

“In the current low commodity environment, operators like Eclipse are targeting their core acreage and remain focused on optimizing development with longer laterals and shorter spacing,” said Nick Pottmeyer, V.P. of completions technology, North America for Nine. “Longer laterals are proving to be a more effective way to develop acreage. Increased well costs to drill further can be justified by the improved production ranges and return on revenue.”

Kyle Bradford, completions manager for Eclipse Resources added, “Nine was the only wireline company that we considered. We knew with such a technical well, there would be a number of challenges and we needed a partner that we could rely on to execute at the wellsite and who could quickly address any problems.”

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