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  • Should the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge be opened to Oil Drilling?

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    Drilling oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is a serious issue for environmentalists and for the future of the United States. Should the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge be opened to oil drilling? This paper will debate whether or not we should allow Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to be opened to oil drilling. This will also show the impact it has on the environment, and I will show a critical analysis of the current issue of whether or not to drill. History Arctic National

  • 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

  • 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

  • Essay On Bored Pile

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    load of thousands of tons, most probably in unstable or difficult soil conditions. Bored piling is cast by using bored piling machine which has specially designed drilling tools, buckets and grabs for the remover of the soil and rock. Normally it can be drilling into 50metres depth of soil. The advantage of bored piling is the drilling method such as little vibration and lower noise level. The boring rig tools are soil auger, boring bucket, rock auger, core barrel, cross cutter and cleaning bucket

  • 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

  • Week 6 Paper

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    Knowing Your Audience and Communication Release When an accident happens, the first thing in people’s minds usually is how to notify the family. The second thing is how to notify the rest of the world. In today’s world, news travels fast. Sometimes the fastest way may not be the most appropriate way to deliver the news to love ones. On August 5, 2010, an accident left 33 workers trapped in a copper mine in Chile. When a tragic accident like this happens, there are things to consider before delivering

  • Is Drilling Necessary?

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    expand drilling in the United States. The Energy Information Administration estimates the amount of oil in the Bakken Formation alone at 3.0 to 4.3 billion barrels. Drilling for oil domestically is not only viable but also, it is beneficial to the United States because it will reduce reliance on foreign oil, provide fuel at a cheaper cost, and create jobs for American citizens. Oil and oil-like substances within oil shale exists in the United States territory and is available for drilling and mining

  • Drilling into Hell

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    There is the potential for big profit in California's Monterey Shale. This profit would come from fracking: A newer method of oil drilling that would allow oil companies to obtain oil that was previously out of reach. Fracking is the process of shooting water and chemicals at extreme pressures down a pipeline to create tiny fractures in shale rocks “Figure 1” that would release oil. (Dangers) Many people have raised protest against oil companies, such as farmers, citizens, and politicians. If the

  • oil drilling

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    that is a lot, almost twice as much is imported from other countries. Oil drilling has various methods and procedures to it. Horizontal drilling being the most eco-friendly and leading method has advanced greatly in the 21st century due to technology. Offshoring, vertical and slant drilling are others that are pretty common as well. Oil drilling is an ongoing issue in which Americans are still being affected by. I believe drilling for oil on U.S. soil is beneficial and can possibly lead us to our own