What's new in exploration ///

Exploration is an art form practiced with skill, sweat, occasional blood, and money. I know of a legend that the owners of a rather large oil field in south Texas discovered it by believing that the only topographic rise on the property for miles, say no more than 6 ft, must be a salt dome, similar to a nearby discovery called Old Ocean. They began drilling by themselves with a water-well cable tool rig. Fortunately, they failed and hired a rotary driller, who promptly found gas. That ranch has so much producible gas, I don’t recommend even smoking there when driving by. Did I also mention luck?

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