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Citation Label: GEN161
Publication Name: Drilling Smarter: Using Directional Drilling to Reduce Oil and Gas Impacts in the Intermountain West
Publication Type: Report
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Author Name: Biodiversity Conservation Alliance
Other Authors: Erik M. Molvar
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Publication Year: 2003
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Local Source File: GEN161-DirectionalDrilling_BCA.pdf
Annotation: This report provides a history and description of directional drilling, as well as a discussion on the capabilities and effectiveness of directional drilling in different geologic settings. The author explores economic advantages of directional drilling as well as its potential to reduce environmental impacts.
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Recommended. This is a report authored by an environmental organization, providing recommendations to reduce environmental impacts caused by oil & gas development. "Directional drilling technology has the potential to offer a less damaging alternative to conventional drilling methods,." (summary)
Ownership: Federal, state, and private lands.