January 29, 2013

Horizontal Drilling: A Tech Marvel Ignored

David Blackmon, Forbes

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We often hear spokespeople for the oil and natural gas industry  talk about how the massive new shale gas and oil resources discovered in recent years were made possible by the wedding of two technologies:  Hydraulic Fracturing (“Fracking” in media parlance) and Horizontal Drilling.  Once that statement is made, the conversation with news reporters, at townhall meetings and in public speaking engagements then quickly focuses on the “Fracking” part of the equation, leaving Horizontal Drilling to sit largely ignored and unappreciated by the media and the public at large.

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