I had thought that laterals tended to be about 8000 feet long. I talked to someone recently who said they were going a lot farther lately though. Is that true or am I right at about 8000 feet?

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No linked article.  What are the risks?

a lot farther...  some laterals are around 20,000' now.  Many have been completed between 15k and 20k feet.

Soon the biggest constraint will be the block of land available to drill longer lengths...... Those outfits with bigger blocks will benefit , those with patches of land here and there will struggle   

I agree these improvements are 'way cool' 

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