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Citation Label: GEN185
Publication Name: The Impact of Rig Design and Drilling Methods on the Environmental Impacts of Drilling Operations
Publication Type: Presentation
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Author Name: Quinlan, Eric
Other Authors: Robert Van Kuilenburg; Tom Williams; Gerhard Thonhauser
Contractor Name: American Association of Drilling Engineers
Publication Year: 2011
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Annotation: This paper discusses the potential increased energy efficiency of land rigs through various new and improved alternative drilling techniques, as well as potential improvements that such innovations have the potential to bring about. This article discuses how drilling rig impacts can be minimized, and in turn how environmental impacts can be minimized.
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