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Oil on wild ride; how will it end?

...expecting a quick and lasting price jump see mounting evidence that drillers in the U.S. are pulling back fast because they're no longer...line it took years to bring it back. Now, the IEA said, drillers can quickly and easily tap shale deposits to bring new oil...
Where did all this oil come from? tap so-called unconventional resources, especially layers of shale and other oil-and-gas rich rock.In the past, drillers had to look for pools of oil and gas that had collected over millennia, forced by gravity and pressure from source rock into...
Wells (almost) done

...extracted, and building the offices, compressor building and auxiliary building that will support and power the operation. The drillers reached the target depth - more than 5,000 feet underground - for the first well this week. Reaching that depth required...
Lawmakers like gas pipeline report, but questions emerge

...region's producing natural gas fields is creating a new market for drillers. New studies by the U.S. Geological Survey and the state...Exploration in Cook Inlet would help but Posey doesn't see drillers being able to find and produce enough gas by the time it will...
Nikiski water study underway

...employees from DOWL HKM are gathering publicly available water movement data from area monitoring wells, well logs from drillers, and existing reports. Among those to be studied are six groundwater-monitoring wells installed by AIMM Technologies as...
The Bookworm Sez: 'The Skeleton Crew' digs into unsolved mysteries

...c.2014, Simon & Schuster, $25, 240 pages), some things go missing for a lot longer...Wilbur Riddle was a well-driller back in May of 1968 and was waiting for a job to start when he noticed a canvas sack on a stone slab just off Kentucky's...
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Independent drillers find opportunity at Prudhoe Bay

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- In its heyday, the Prudhoe Bay oil field produced 10 million barrels in a week, but production peaked in 1988 and has been falling off ever since.
Reader to student: Stand where you are

...tremendous depths? The Kola sell found gas at 32,000 feet and oil drillers off Norway found dinosaur fossils in core drillings 1.4 miles (2.3 kilometers) beneath the North Sea. Drillers on the North Slope routinely find well-preserved vegetation...
Soldotna High School

...that Patrick Powell will look back on. Powell said he hopes to work at the Red Dog Mine with his brother Timothy, who is a driller there. Powell said he felt excited and scared before the ceremony. "(It's) just the real world," the 18-year-old...
'The people made the job'

...spent a little bit of time working on a drilling rig for Mountain State Drilling, and did some work for Glen McCollum, a driller who went on to found his own company, Northern Oil Operations. Work for McCollum involved maintenance, but at the time...


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