Selected References


AAPG Explorer

(Accessible online at


“Is Micro Next Big Thing In Drilling,” Dec. 2003


“DOE’s Micro Efforts Shaped Via Workshop,” Dec. 2003




(Available onine at


Rhonda Jacobs, “Small Entries to Large Resources,” Fall 2003



Hart's E&P


"Making Microhole: Have you ever dreamed of drilling and completing a well in less than a day/," May 2006


"Microhole Drilling Shaves Well Costs," February 2006


"Microhole For Microdarcy Reservoirs," February 2006



JPT Online

(Available online to SPE members at,2441,1104_1585_0,00.html)


Curtis Blount, “Coiled Tubing Applications,” July 2005.


Diane Langley, “Potential Impact of Microholes Is Far From Diminutive,” Nov. 2004.



New Technology Magazine


 "Coil Over Top Drive Rigs Carry Canadian Contractor to Onshore Drilling Records in U.S. Rockies," New Technology Magazine, June 2007



Oil and Gas Journal

(Available through libraries or online at (a subscription service)


“New R&D Grants Expand the Future Of Microhole Technology,” OGJ, Feb. 21, 2005.


Roy Long/Nina Rauch, “DOE Technology Manager Lauds Microhole Technology,” OGJ, Feb. 21, 2005.


“US DOE To Fund Microhole Drilling R&D Program,” OGJ Online, June 18, 2004.


“R&D Programs Yield Advances in Drilling Technologies,” OGJ, Nov. 10, 2003.


Jim Albright and Don Dreesen, “Models Support Potential for Deep Drilling Microholes,” Jan. 17, 2000.


Jim Albright and Don Dreesen, “Microhole Technology Lowers Reservoir Exploration, Characterization Costs,” Jan. 10, 2000.


"New Larger Bore CT Drilling Beyond 7,000 Ft," OGJ, June 25, 2007 



World Oil

(Available online at


“Microhole Technology Gets More Serious,” May 2005


Les Skinner, Column on Drilling Advances, Mar 2005.