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Bit

The smallest unit of information a computer can hold in its memory. A bit is always represented as a 0 or a 1 in binary code. The word is a contraction of "binary digit."

bit

a digit which takes the value zero or one and which can therefore be represented electronically by an off/on switch in a COMPUTER. Computers use groups of bits to represent numbers or letters for storage, transmission and processing of numerical or alphabetical data. Specifically, computers use various off/on permutations of eight bits to represent all numbers, letters and punctuation characters. Most computers use multiples of eight bits to handle data in this way and various eight-bit, sixteen-bit and thirty-two bit machines are available, the larger ones generally being able to process data faster.
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They would like someone on that drill bit with five years' experience and can make money for them.
There is also a competitive feature to these drills, as the players will be challenged to complete the designated drill with accuracy and be the first to return to the starting point for the next command.
A full deployment drill requires extensive planning and a major commitment of time and resources.
Lockout Drill (starting position depicted in Photo 2):
According to the original plans, the crew could drill to 15 km there before reaching the 300 [degrees] C mark.
Other options: Players 2 and 3 can also cross and come back (with player 1 in the middle) to repeat the drill in the other direction, or 2 and 3 can go back 2-on-1 against 1.
Because of poor hole conditions and a diminishing supply of drill bits, however, they were able to drill to only 33 meters.
The Company plans to drill two horizontal Selma Chalk wells during the fourth quarter.
As previously disclosed, the company has identified at least ten prospects to drill which range in exploration potential from 12 to 105 million barrels equivalent (MMBOE).
The Company has two drilling rigs operating full-time and has estimated it will drill 25 new development wells and re-frac 13 existing wells in the fourth quarter.
The key to this project is the ability to drill without damaging the reservoir, and then use our proven Calliope technology to recover stranded gas reserves that we can estimate with a high degree of confidence.
Under a Drilling and Development Agreement executed between Starlight and EnCana on May 5, 2006, and which Eden will become a party to, Eden and Starlight have agreed to drill a minimum of four additional wells in areas outside of the current Participating Areas (PA's) commencing in the fall of 2006.