Directional drilling.


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Directional drilling.
Directional drilling is a way to drill a well for oil or gas that goes sideways instead of just straight down. It helps reach oil and gas reserves that are hard to access with regular drilling. For example, imagine you have a straw and you want to drink the juice at the bottom of a cup. Instead of just putting the straw straight down, you could bend it to the side to reach the juice more easily. That’s kind of like what directional drilling does. One verifiable fact is that directional drilling has been used in the oil and gas industry for over 100 years. In fact, the first patent for directional drilling was issued in 1890. An analogy that might help you understand better is if you think of directional drilling like a straw that can twist and turn to reach the juice at the bottom of the cup, even if it’s in a hard-to-reach spot.