University of Colorado at Boulder
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BMP ID: 8589
Title: Consider extended reach drilling when reserves lie beneath sensitive lands
Text: Extended reach drilling increases the possibility of reaching reserves that lie beneath sensitive lands.
Source Publication Name: Drilling Smarter: Using Directional Drilling to Reduce Oil and Gas Impacts in the Intermountain West
Citation Section: The Potential to Reduce Impacts through Directional Drilling
Citation Page: 17
Supplemental Documents:  
Usage Type: Recommended
Timing: • Drilling
• Production / Operation / Maintenance
Oil / Gas Field:  
Surface Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Primary Contact: Biodiversity Conservation Alliance
P.O. Box 1512
Laramie, Wyoming  82073  United States
Phone:(307) 742-7978     Alt. Phone:
Alternate Contact:  
Categories: Land Surface Disturbance
Location: Western Region
Vegetation Types:
General Comments: "The literature abounds with examples of technically and economically feasible "extended reach," or long-distance directional drilling, in a variety of settings, as summarized in this report." pg 17
Cost-Benefit Analysis:
BMP Efficacy:
Date Entered: 2011-04-25 20:40 UTC
Last Updated: 2011-04-28 12:39 UTC