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Industry Article: Comprehensive Well Planning Pays Off

Article on comprehensive well planning
Publication: American Oil & Gas Reporter
Publication Date: 01/01/2010

Well construction and production improvements were challenges faced by CNX Gas while drilling in the Marcellus shale. Committing to a total solution approach, CNX Gas saw impressive results at each stage of production, from well construction through drilling, completion, and stimulation. Using the Schlumberger PowerDrive vorteX rotary steerable system (RSS) resulted in significantly shortened drilling times. Zipper-fracing enabled simultaneously stimulating two wells within 30 hours, compared to the 24 hours it took to complete a single well previously.



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