Thursday, 13 October 2011

Oil drilling

How does a company go about finding oil and pumping it from the ground?
In 2008 alone, the United States produced an estimated 4.9 million barrels of crude oil per day and imported 9.8 million barrels per day from other countries. This oil gets refined intogasoline, kerosene, heating oil and other products. To keep up with our consumption, oil companies must constantly look for new sources of petroleum, as well as improve the production of existing wells.