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A customer in the Haynesville Shale drilled a lateral well, completing it with 4 ½-in. casing. The lateral was horizontal at 90°, over 10,000 ft. (3048 m) long, with 82 plugs deployed. A plug and perforate fracking operation was conducted. During the subsequent plug milling, the customer encountered friction lock-up with coil tubing at 19,604 ft (5975 m). With the target depth at 23,035 ft (7021 m), 30 plugs remained in the completion. A competing oilfield service company attempted to reach the target, but failed.