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Directional Drilling

The Michigan Geological Basin is the Sedimentary Strata buildup of an ancient tropical sea which once was located near the equator. Simply put, the Michigan Basin consists of Several bowl-shaped layers of various age and texture rock, nested much like a set of mixing bowls. In these bowls, Mother Nature has hidden trapped oil and natural gas deposits in abundance.

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