slant drilling


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slant drilling

[′slant ‚dril·iŋ]
(engineering)
The drilling of a borehole or well at an angle to the vertical.
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Slant drilling provided an opportunity to gain access to many of these inconveniently located possibly productive zones.
Saddam Hussein has not, in my view, shown himself capable of such admirable restraint, especially when he has sulked under a heightened sense of insult, as he did after signing the accord with the Shah of Iran in 1975 (revenge came in 1980), and in invading Kuwait in 1990 (whom he blamed for taking advantage of Iraq by refusing it more loans and allegedly slant drilling into Iraqi oilfields).
Affected party Slant drilling Interpretation of impacts very high impact General public (environmental
Everyone maintained that the positioning of Iraqi troops on the Kuwaiti border was merely posturing and saber rattling by the Iraqis to reinforce their displeasure with Kuwait and other Arab nations concerning oil production quotas and Kuwaiti slant drilling into Iraqi reserves.
The RAND study points out that alternative technologies, such as slant drilling, can increase access to resources within the constraints of some land use restrictions.
New surface drilling, power lines and roads would be limited to 4,000 acres, and the remaining 48,000 acres would be open for underground slant drilling.
Here are a few questions that need answers now: If slant drilling and subsequent venting are not viable possibilities, why does the LAUSD continue to tenaciously embrace this white elephant still draining school funds?
So that Berry Petroleum will not come onto the school property to access oil reserves that may be under the school site deep below the surface, an agreement has been reached that allows the oil company to retrieve possible oil deposits from off-site locations by slant drilling a significant distance below the ground surface.