From the Pittsburgh-based Marcellus Shale Coalition, a or-drilling group, last week:
Pittsburgh, Pa. – With eight recommended practices published to-date, today the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released its latest guidance document for Drilling and Completions – two of the most critical aspects of the shale development process. Developed in consultation with several of the MSC’s working committees, these Recommended Practices for Drilling and Completions are designed to provide guidance to operators.
“While a host of critically important steps are required to bring a shale well into production, the drilling phase and hydraulic fracturing and completions process are certainly two of the most crucial,” said MSC chief executive officer Kathryn Klaber. “This guidance document, along with the Commonwealth’s world-class regulatory framework, will help further ensure that these important operations are carried out safely, responsibly and efficiently, and in a way that makes certain we continue to get this historic opportunity right, both now and for generations to come.”
This recommended practice includes guidance in the following areas:
To view the MSC’s Recommended Practices, click HERE.
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