Science Cafe OSU, Potential Impacts of Oil and Gas Exploration: Drilling Basics
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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.
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
1. What happens to sodium salt leached out of spreading? Salty creeks?
2. Do you have more information about the water used for drilling?
3. How many disposal wells are there and where are they?
4. Will casings be destroyed during earthquakes?