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Science Cafe OSU, Potential Impacts of Oil and Gas Exploration: Drilling Basics

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Overview

Basic facts about the drilling process & oil & gas exploration, including hydraulic fracturing, a technique used to release oil & gas from geologic formations. Oil & gas resources serve consumers & industry. Drilling produces waste that must be safely disposed.

Suggested Resources

OSU Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheets

An introduction to the land application of drilling mud in Oklahoma" Authors: Dr. Chad Penn & Dr. Hailin Zhang

Application of water-base drilling mud to winter wheat: Impact of application timing on yield and soil properties” Author: Dr. Chad Penn