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Take the controls of your own drilling rig in this rare drilling rig game. Adjust the pressure and rotation as you drill deep into the earth. Along the way explore the science and technology involved in drilling vertical and horizontal wells. Learn how oil is formed, how seismic imaging maps rock layers, and encounter some of the many challenges faced when drilling a well. Do you have Time to Drill?

About the Science

Did you know that ta drill is made up of the hardest materials, usually steel, tungsten carbide, and synthetic or natural diamonds? These hard materials allow the sharp teeth to cut into the rock and sediment underground. What’s it all about? To determine where petroleum may be locked up deep und...