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Drilling Down and Out in Texas

Jim Seida | NBC News

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Rig workers prepare to lower the bit, which is affixed to the bottom hole assembly. For this well, contracted by Laredo Petroleum, they're drilling straight down 7,038 feet; then making a 90-degree turn and drilling horizontally another 7,387 feet.

Jim Seida | NBC News