drilling drilling  /d ˈrɪ lɪŋ/


  1. (n) the act of drilling
  2. (n) the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum



  1. Her positions on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and global warming put her far to the right of her running mate, and even President Bush.
  2. President Bush and John McCain have both called for lifting a ban on offshore drilling.
  3. Looking to neutralize a key Republican campaign issue, the House majority passes legislation allowing offshore drilling.


  1. Daily Drilling Report, 6/22

    The following drilling permits were issued for locations in the Concho Valley on Thursday.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The San Angelo Standard-Times

  2. CanElson Drilling Announces Senior Management Change and Signs 5 Year Services Contract in Mexico

    CanElson Drilling Inc. announced today a management addition and announces the execution of a 5 year services contract in Mexico.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Daily Drilling Report, 6/21

    No drilling permits were issued in the Concho Valley on Wednesday.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The San Angelo Standard-Times

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  1. "We have directed BP to mobilise additional equipment and technology. In the coming days and weeks, these efforts should capture up to 90% of the oil leaking out of the well," said Obama. "This is until the company finishes drilling a relief...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: The Guardian

  2. The "judge's decision flies in the face of mounting evidence that there are serious safety risks that must be examined with these 33 deep- water rigs before they start drilling again," Markey said.
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Edward Markey Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "Five days before the explosion, BP's drilling engineer called Macondo a 'nightmare well'. BP appears to have made multiple decisions for economic reasons that increased the danger of a catastrophic well failure," they wrote. "Time after...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Henry Waxman Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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