Going into the hole you add pipe, coming out of the hole you take away pipe..

It is snowing but the drillers don’t stop. When you are drilling a mile down you don’t leave the hole open long. The Earth doesn’t tolerate straws dipped into its reservoir and can close its teeth with a snap. 

You drill, test, lay pipe and produce, or plug the hole.

Trying to hit a target you can’t see and can’t know the size of , covered by rolling layers of Earth, 4500 feet down, is a tough  row to hoe.

Most are busts.

Some are bonanzas.

 

 

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