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An operator in Colorado’s DJ Basin in Weld County wanted to drill an 8.75-in. monobore with a 21,900 ft interval in one run. Monobore wells in the DJ basin are defined as drilling the vertical, curve and lateral sections in one hole size starting below the surface casing. This long monobore would enable a 15,000 ft lateral section in the Niobrara shale, significantly expanding the reservoir contact compared to previous wells. The previous record for a single run in the area was 18,960 ft.