sidetracking


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sidetracking

[′sīd‚trak·iŋ]
(engineering)
The deliberate act or process of deflecting and drilling a borehole away from a normal, straight course.
(petroleum engineering)
Drilling procedure to bypass a broken drill or casing permanently lodged in the hole being drilled for an oil well, usually by using a whipstock.
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In addition, management could comment on the impact, if any, that the 60/66 system is having on fracking and sidetracking activity.
Sidetracking to cover the understory of bisexuality just to satisfy the agenda of our subculture would have only given short shrift to another heavy topic.
There doesn't appear to be any easy way of sidetracking the elements who seem determined to spend their time and energy devising new obstacles and then throwing them in the way of progress.