Shhhhhh… Drilling Rigs At Work! 🤐

I live in rural east Ohio, in the heart of Utica Shale country. Having a drilling rig perched on a hill top a half mile away isn’t much of an interruption in our lives. It’s actually kind of exciting. When friends visit, they’re fascinated with the rig…

What Is Horizontal Drilling? Here’s A Quick Rundown

When I think of oil drilling I imagine a long vertical oil well reaching deep down into the earth– never deviating from its up-and-down direction. It makes sense to think of it this way, and for the longest time that’s the only way we drilled…

What Is Hydrofracking?

Besides having a really cool name, hydrofracking is a groundbreaking (literally) new way to extract natural gas. Mining in dense shale isn’t a cakewalk, however after Schlumberger Inc., and a few other companies developed hydrofracking, the…