Posted February 19, 2015
Mud Serves as Multipurpose Tool in $100 Billion Shale Industry
TribLive: Mud makes it all possible.
“Every component on that rig has something to do with that mud,” said Andrew Zeni, rig supervisor for Consol Energy Inc. “You couldn't drill a Marcellus or Utica well without mud.”
This rather unsophisticated-looking brown sludge is a multipurpose tool carefully concocted, mixed and managed to clear a path for gas to surface from 7,500 feet below.
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