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BMP ID: 8598
Title: Increase production over vertical wells using coiled-tube methods coupled with underbalanced drilling
Text: Coiled Tube and Slimhole drilling: Coiled-tube methods, coupled with underbalanced drilling have been known to increase production over vertical wells. They also use smaller wellpads, produce less toxic waste and are quieter than conventional drilling.
Source Publication Name: Drilling Smarter: Using Directional Drilling to Reduce Oil and Gas Impacts in the Intermountain West
Citation Section: Appendix B: Emerging Technologies Compatible with Directional Drilling
Citation Page: 21
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Usage Type: Recommended
Timing: • Drilling
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Surface Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Primary Contact: Biodiversity Conservation Alliance
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Categories: Wildlife
Land Surface Disturbance
Human Health and Safety
Location: Western Region
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Date Entered: 2011-04-27 16:15 UTC
Last Updated: 2011-04-28 12:41 UTC