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How Oil Drilling Works

By: Craig Freudenrich, Ph.D. & Jonathan Strickland

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  • Australian Institute of Petroleum. "Offshore Oil Drilling." Earth Science Australia. (June 21, 2010) http://earthsci.org/mineral/energy/gasexpl/offshore.html
  • Diamond Offshore. "Offshore Drilling Basics." (June 22, 2010) http://www.diamondoffshore.com/ourCompany/ourcompany_offshorebasics.php
  • Minerals Management Service. "Mobil Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU)." (June 21, 2010) http://www.mms.gov/ooc/Assets/KatrinaAndRita/BackgrounderMODU.pdf
  • Oil Gas Glossary. "Barge Submersible Rig Defiinition." 2010. (June 21, 2010) http://oilgasglossary.com/posted-barge-submersible-rig.html
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