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Exploring for oil, risky business

The drill bit is a “rotary lie detector.”

Global Santa Fe Rig (Modified) — By ST33VO — Flickr: Global Santa Fe Rig 140, CC BY 2.0

I sat next to a guy at my local bar before the COVID crisis took hold. About halfway through my beer (Boneyard IPA), we struck up a conversation. Somewhere during the second beer, he started expounding on exploring for oil in the Gulf of Mexico.

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William House

William House

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