CONSOL Energy, Magnum Oil Tools partner in Utica shale


PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania -- Magnum Oil Tools has announced the successful deployment of 20 Magnum Vanishing Plugs (MVP) in the Utica for CONSOL Energy. The MVP is a wellbore isolation tool that drastically reduces time to production.

The first MVP was set at a measured depth of 19,863 ft with a static BHT of 230°F. The subsequent MVP were set 200 ft apart with no presets and held pressure during frac operations without issue. All 20 MVP were run in conjunction with a Magnum Hot Rod, which gave CONSOL a stage-by-stage snapshot of wellbore pressure and temperature conditions.

Before the well was put on production, CONSOL initiated a cleanout run to see what was left of the MVP. All MVP had dissolved, as predicted. The well is now on production with an initial 24-hour flow test of 61.9 MMcf per day at an average flowing casing pressure of 8,312 psi.

“The MVP was chosen for this job because the plug aligns with CONSOL’s focus on increasing operational efficiency while lowering risk exposure post-frac,” said Craig Neal, V.P. of operations at CONSOL Energy. “The downhole temperature environment we had with our well was well-suited to the design of these plugs. Operationally, CONSOL had no issues setting the plug or with plug slippage during the frac.”

“The Magnum Vanishing Plug has more runs than all of its competitors combined,” said Garrett Frazier, director of sales and marketing, Magnum Oil Tools.

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