Eclipse Resources Corp. didn’t rest on its laurels after drilling its record-breaking Purple Hayes last year, which boasted the world’s longest onshore lateral leg at the time, 18,544 feet into the Utica Shale.
Now the company is drilling even longer laterals, Eclipse Chairman, President and CEO Benjamin Hulburt told attendees at Hart Energy’s recent DUG East Conference. New Generation 3 completion designs are being extended from the company’s Utica condensate and rich gas areas into the dry gas area and also to its Marcellus opportunities in southeast Ohio.
The company’s Outlaw C 11H, its third “super-lateral” in Ohio, had an extension of 19,500 feet and was drilled in 17 days. In the Utica condensate window, it set a new company record for lateral length. This well, in turn, surpassed Eclipse’s recently drilled Great Scott 3H, which went out to 19,300 feet. Both the Scott and Outlaw wells will be completed in the third quarter.