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  • Oil Drilling

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    America’s has massive oil demands and off-shore drilling has become a temporary solution and scientist are trying to find alternative sources of energy that can last us a very long time. There are many disadvantages and hazards when it comes to offshore drilling. Theses disadvantages can affect the wildlife, animal population, marine environments, pollution and much more. With there being so many disadvantages for offshore drilling, why continue drilling? Oil that is spilled in the ocean water can

  • Offshore Drilling

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    Offshore Drilling What is it? Drilling for oil in the ocean is one of the greatest technological breakthroughs in recent decades, and many new techniques have been developed to profit from the abundance of oil underneath the ocean floor. While drilling for oil has been around for hundreds of years in one form or the another, the effective extraction of petroleum from beneath the sea floor did not surface until the last forty years. The search for oil often turns out to be unproductive, but

  • Geothermal Drilling

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    What is Geothermal Drilling : A process that cuts or enlarge the holes of circular cross section for hard materials is known as Drilling.The process of creating bore holes in the earth to extract earth’s heat is known as Geothermal Drilling.Generally a drill bit is used in drilling as rotary cutting tool. From hundreds to thousands of rpm the drill bit is rotated and pressed against the work piece. This makes the cutting edge to remove chips from hole. In drilling the resource is stored in

  • 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 Pros And Cons Of Drilling

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    As the Drilling troubles are very expensive and costly which the time lost is involved too, therefore the excellent schematization/planning required, the effective way to achieve this aim is to design drilling programs on the basis of expectation of all possible troubles rather than on precaution and self-control, it means that, the designers to Scrutinize and troubleshooting of the most prevalent drilling troubles, to solve the problems Beforehand. The list of above mentioned most prevalent drilling

  • How Oil Drilling Works

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    middle of paper ... ... 30 July 2010. Web. 5 March 2014. . "Impacts of Offshore Drilling." 2012. Web. 4 March 2014. . Krauss, Clifford. "U.S. Agrees to Allow BP Back Into Gulf Waters to Seek Oil." New York: New York Times, 14 March 2014. Web. 10 March 2014. . Marcovitz, Hal. Can Renewable Energy Replace Fossil Fuels? San Diego: Reference Point Press, Inc., 2011. Print. Mooney, Carla. Oil Spills and Offshore Drilling. San Diego: Reference Point Press, Inc., 2011. Print. 5 March 2014. Rae, Alison

  • 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

  • Offshore Oil Drilling and the Deepwater Horizon Spill of the Gulf of Mexico

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    fossil fuel, oil drilling is used. Land-based oil drilling became less productive and as the global stipulation for energy increased, technology, law, and geology impacts stepped in and pushed the exploration of oil away from shores (CITE). With its historical background, offshore oil drilling is one of the most important aspects of today’s economy although we are faced with its risks and consequences, such as the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion of the Gulf of Mexico. Offshore oil drilling is known as

  • 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

  • Drilling Alaska: America Needs to Adopt Conservation Practices!

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    Drilling Alaska I recently read an article in Scientific American (May 2001) titled “the arctic oil & wildlife refuge.” The article addresses the issue of whether or not science has the ability to clarify the potential economic benefits and the ecological risks of drilling into the nation’s last great coastal wilderness preserve. What I began to wonder after reading the article is, if we humans should continue our scientific and technological petroleum endeavors even though we are causing