drilling wells

boring holes in the ground to make a well (from which oil, water, etc. is taken)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Offshore drilling — refers to a mechanical process where a wellbore is drilled through the seabed. It is typically carried out in order to explore for and subsequently produce hydrocarbons which lie in rock formations beneath the seabed. Most commonly, the term is… …   Wikipedia

  • Directional drilling — A horizontal directional drill in operation Directional drilling (or slant drilling) is the practice of drilling non vertical wells. It can be broken down into three main groups: Oilfield Directional Drilling, Utility Installation Directional… …   Wikipedia

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