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Operator Drills Fastest 7.875″ Meramec Lateral >10,000 feet

An operator in the Mid-Continent region drilled the fastest 10,000 ft. lateral section targeting the Meramec formation.



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Kingfisher County, Oklahoma

7.875 in

10,021 ft at 230 ft/hr

Set New Meramec Lateral ROP Record

Ulterra Holds 5 fastest

7.875” Meramec Laterals of >10,000 ft in Oklahoma

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On a lateral run in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, an operator partnered with Stryker Energy Directional Services, LLC and our team to drill 10,021 ft. in the Meramec formation. Utilizing Ulterra’s 7.875” SPL616, the operator drilled the section at an ROP of 230 ft/hr. This run set a new Oklahoma state record for the fastest Meramec lateral of more than 10,000 ft.

This run joins the top 5 fastest 7.875” Meramec laterals of >10,000 ft. in Oklahoma held by Ulterra bits.

About Split Blade® and RipSaw™ Technologies

The new 7.875” SPL616 features two of our patented cutting structures – Split Blade® and RipSaw™ technology. With this combination of drilling technology, operators are increasing performance and saving time and money downhole.