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Citation Label: GEN151
Publication Name: Oil and Gas Accountability Project, Best Practices
Publication Type: Website
Section Name: Directional Drilling
Author Name: Earthworks
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Publication Year: 2009
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Annotation: This web page is part of OGAP's "Doing it Right" Best Practices resources. The web page describes directional drilling and discusses the benefits associated with its use. It includes several directional drilling case studies.
Required vs.
Recommended -- OGAP's Best Practices web pages provide "information on technologies and management practices that are being used by industry today", but OGAP has no authority to require any of these practices or technologies. On this page however, the web page gives examples of state regulations requiring the use of directional drilling.
Ownership: Federal, state and private -- OGAP's "Doing it Right" web pages are targeted to communities and landowners, but the practices that OGAP highlights are being implemented on a variety of land ownership types.