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CNX Resources install VAtitan-TC connection in the Utica

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voestalpine Tubulars’ newest addition to the company’s family of premium connections is VAtitan®- TC, a wedge type connection with the highest torque rating in the industry. 

The connection was selected for its ability to withstand extreme torques, often required in such extended reach laterals. CNX Resources successfully installed 27 361 ft of 5.5” 23# VA-EP-P110-NY VAtitan-TC on the Maj-12 pad in the Pennsylvania Utica Shale. With the VAtitan-TC’s deep stabbing, low-turn design, the installation took place in just over 25 hours, with zero breakouts or rejects occurring during the installation.

“The VAtitan-TC connection was very easy to make up at the rig site. The robust thread design and deep stabbing feature made for quick make ups, ensuring a smooth and efficient casing run”, said Luke Beebe – Vice President of Drilling, CNX RESOURCES.

“We are very pleased to be a part of the inaugural running of the VAtitan-TC. B&L Pipeco Services has represented voestalpine Tubulars for the last 35 years and we credit the forward looking approach of voestalpine Tubulars and CNX Resources, our valued customer, for making this project a reality”, said Steve Tait – CEO & President, B&L Pipeco Services.

Additional E&P companies have already committed to utilising the VAtitan-TC connection in their extended reach wells, with material en route to well sites throughout the North American shale plays.

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