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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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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...
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...
Blowout prevention explained

...coming up the well bore. Sometimes the drillers encounter a gas "kick" or a surge of...rapid gas and pressure buildup and the drillers can counter this by closing the BOP and...detect shallow gas hazards but sometimes drillers can be unpleasantly surprised. However...
AOGCC proposes new blowout control regulations

...state-owned submerged lands to the three-mile territorial limit. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation now requires drillers to have approved contingency plans in place to control oil spills, including large spills from a blowout. The proposed AOGCC...
Persily: Don't get discouraged about gas pipeline

...production in the Lower 48, which has created new supplies and low prices, will eventually slow because costs will rise for shale drillers and public opposition will put limits on the industry, Persily said. There is still an opportunity for gas from Alaska...


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