Drilling Essays

  • Drilling for Oil, the Environment, and Ethics

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    For more than a decade, debate over drilling for oil on the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge [ANWR] has continued unabated. The proposal to drill for oil in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is heavily urged by the oil companies and supported by most Alaskan government officials, has drawn full scale opposition from powerful private environmental organizations representing millions of members throughout the United States. Congress established the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

  • Great Lakes Directional Drilling

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    sad to see our planet in another few hundred years. We need to start preserving our environment, and not drilling our Great Lakes for oil is a great place to start. If we drill for oil, we will lose much wildlife, destroy habitats, have possible oil spills, and in fact endanger ourselves in the long run. To extract such oil from under the Great Lakes, we would need to use directional drilling. To do this, the well is first drilled vertically, and then it is angled under the lakes at about four thousand

  • Directional Drilling

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    The principle of cable-tool drilling has remained unchanged since it first started in China. According to Kurts, DeGolyer (1940) “Drilling is done by repeatedly lifting and dropping a heavy string of drilling tool into the borehole, with the drill bit crushing consolidated rocks into small fragments”. Huge improvements have been made from the Chinese bamboo method. University of Kansas (1940) highlighted the key improvements that the rig mechanisms had. A good example of this is the spring pole

  • The Use Of The Drilling Machine As A Drilling Machine

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    Introduction: The drilling machine/drill press has been utilized to create the holes. Drilling is basically used to produce holes with the application of tool drill named as drill bit. The drill bit is a cylindrical bar having helical flutes and radial cutting edges at one end. The drilling operation may be defined as the rotation of drill and feeding it into the work piece being drilled at a specified speed and feed as per the necessity varying to the size and depth of the hole. The process is

  • Offshore Drilling Essay

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    Why I chose offshore Drilling? I chose offshore drilling, because I recently saw the movie trailer of Deepwater Horizon, where a drilling oil rig fails, and the oil that is being pumped spills into the water, and the oil gets caught of fire, a lot of people, and sea animals become endangered. I don’t know what about this movie, all I know is that I always find myself thinking about what I would do it I was on the rig. With Offshore drilling being an option that I could research about, I wanted to

  • The Pros And Cons Of Oil Drilling

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    the danger almost certainly is not the same. The important thing to look at is that oil drilling is inherently more dangerous that water well drilling. Someone specializing in oil wells should definitely be able to find a place among those drilling water wells. My father told me that if I was interested, he could set me up with a company in that industry that is local to Louisiana. He said that taking the drilling courses would be beneficial if this is a choice I would be considering. As I said, it

  • The Environmental Impact of Offshore Drilling Can Be Contolled

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    drill offshore. The reason that we drill offshore is because approximately one third of the world's oil resides in offshore fields. (Lynch, 213) There are many ways to drill oil from the ocean floor. The most common way is to construct a steel drilling platform on the ocean floor. Other ways are, first a jack-up rig which is used in waters of up to 200 feet. The rig rests on a floating platform attached to steel legs that can be jacked up or down. It is moved by workers lowering the platform

  • Mallard Bay Drilling Case Study

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    On April 9, 1997, Rig 52 that belonged to Mallard Bay Drilling was towed to a location in the territorial waters of Louisiana, where it drilled a well over two miles deep. After the well was almost complete an explosion occurred killing four of the crew and injuring several others. Seeing that this was a marine casualty in navigable U.S. waters, under existing regulations the United States Coast Guard responded. When the investigation was over the Coast Guard did not find any violations of their

  • We Should Allow Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)

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    offered to reduce our nation's dependence on foreign countries for oil has been opening up drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Proponents say that drilling in ANWR would make the United States more self-sufficient in the area of energy, while at the same time not doing excessive damage to the environment of the area. Opponents of drilling in ANWR cite the environmental problems of off-shore drilling and maintain that this land should be left alone and allowed to stand as an environmental

  • ANWR Drilling: Allowed or Not?

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    The debate on drilling in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge is an intensely debated topic of America today. Proponents of the oil drilling believe that the oil in the refuge will solve the high prices of gasoline, but they don’t even know what amount of oil the refuge holds and the amount of oil that we use every year in the United States. The drilling in ANWR will severely damage the wildlife refuge and its environment. The oil would take years to access with drilling and so far there has been

  • Fracking rough draft

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    form of drilling that we have today. Fracking is the use of sand, water, and chemicals injected at high pressures to blast open shale rock and release the trapped gas inside. Still, many debate the use of fracking because while it provides jobs and helps the economy, fracking is awful for the environment because it uses many chemicals in the drilling process and it contaminates large supplies of drinking water. Fracking is a fairly new drilling technique that uses a form of horizontal drilling through

  • The Debate Over the Idea of Drilling for Oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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    The Debate Over the Idea of Drilling for Oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Throughout American history, there have been a number of conflicts and disagreements among the populace over various issues. These conflicts of interest help to define political parties and allow people to distinguish themselves through party allegiance. One such item that is currently being debated is over the idea of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. For years, environmentalist groups

  • Marcellus Shale Fracking

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    Marcellus Shale drilling causes a problem because it involves the use of hundreds of deadly chemicals. Over three hundred chemicals are used in the Marcellus Shale drilling process (Environmental). According to Howells, author of the article “Don’t Frack with Our Water!,” these chemicals are especially dangerous because the companies that use them will not tell the public what specific chemicals are being used. However, through studies of the chemicals, some of them can be identified. Some of the

  • Coiled Tubing

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    First of all, what in the world is coiled tubing? Otherwise referred to as CT, coiled tubing is a manufactured product used in field operations such as well service, workover applications (petroleum industry well work), and drilling and completion applications. Just as is sounds, CT is essentially a continuous tube with a diameter of .75 inches up to 4.5 inches that is reeled onto a spool, which has a core diameter of approximately eight to twelve feet. The tubing is made from rolling strip metal

  • Drill Press

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    Drilling holes is something most of us have done, whether as part of a hobby, or for our jobs. One of the basic tools for the homeowner, the handyman, or a contractor is an electric drill. While hand-held power drills are some of the most used tools in the box, they are not necessarily the most accurate. When you need an exact hole drilled at a precise angle, or maybe a hundred of these holes, then the tool you want is a Drill Press. The drill press is a larger version of a hand drill with additional

  • Types of Silica

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    construction workers may be easily exposed to respirable crystalline silica during activities such as the following: ·     Chipping, hammering, and drilling of rock ·     Crushing, loading, hauling, and dumping of rock ·     Abrasive blasting using silica sand as the abrasive ·     Abrasive blasting of concrete (regardless of abrasive used) ·     Sawing, hammering, drilling, grinding, and chipping of concrete or masonry ·     Demolition of concrete and masonry structures ·     Dry sweeping or pressurized air

  • The Importance Of Drilling

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    Drilling is a very significant and common activity which is used in many fields and industries in our everyday life; such as oil drilling and construction. Drilling requires large mechanical devices that dig deep into the ground and sometimes through several layers of rock and mineral. Drilling machines have a rotating mechanical tool attached to them known as drill bits which are used to cut and remove materials in order to penetrate deep below the ground. Drill bits come in different shapes, materials

  • Arctic Drilling

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    Chukchi and Beaufort Seas off the coast of Alaska. However, reaching this fuel can be quite difficult and perilous. Drilling on land is strongly protested and drilling in the ocean can be treacherous. There are pros and cons to drilling for oil in the Arctic and the effects of drilling could be positive or negative. (Dlouhy, 2014) There are fantastic positives that could come from drilling in the Arctic Circle, specifically in Alaska. The United States currently spends over a trillion dollars on retrieving

  • Case Study Bp Deepwater Horizon

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    BP being the source of the disaster did not make any attempts to repair the equipment on the drilling rig as it would cost them time and money to take care of it. First of all being on a drilling rig even one that well maintained will have some risk involved whether it be equipment failing and causing injury or something else, but knowing that your rig needs 390 major repairs and not doing anything

  • The Construction Process of Bored Piles

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    drawings given by the Consultant. The surveying details for each location should include the reduced levels and coordinates. The place that is surveyed and marked as the pile position shall not be disturbed prior to the commencement of boring works. DRILLING All the associated technical information such as presence of services, pile coordinates, platform and cut-off levels, validity of drawings etc need to be verified by the client's representative to begin the operations. If needed, after setting up