slant drilling


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Related to slant drilling: Directional drilling, Horizontal drilling

slant drilling

A method of drilling for oil and gas from an adjacent property.
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THE Gulf War was caused when, in the aftermath of the Iran-Iraq conflict Saddam Hussein, Iraq's leader, invaded Kuwait, accusing them of stealing Iraq's oil through slant drilling.
Slant Drilling in Michigan: Diffusion of a Critical Resource Extraction Technology.
But the new surface drilling, power lines and roads would be limited to 4,000 acres, and the remaining 48,000 would be open only for underground directional or slant drilling.
Saddam Hussein has not, in my view, shown himself capable of such admirable restraint, especially when he has sulked under a heightened sense of insult, as he did after signing the accord with the Shah of Iran in 1975 (revenge came in 1980), and in invading Kuwait in 1990 (whom he blamed for taking advantage of Iraq by refusing it more loans and allegedly slant drilling into Iraqi oilfields).
Everyone maintained that the positioning of Iraqi troops on the Kuwaiti border was merely posturing and saber rattling by the Iraqis to reinforce their displeasure with Kuwait and other Arab nations concerning oil production quotas and Kuwaiti slant drilling into Iraqi reserves.