Natural Gas Wells
Natural gas wells can be traced back to the ancient Chinese
as long ago as 900BC. The early natural gas wells were dug
with sticks and were obviously very primitive. Even the early
natural gas wells dug here in the United States were rather
primitive compared to the way a well is dug these days and
of course the equipment used to dig a natural gas well has
improved over the decades.
Natural Gas Well
Once dug, the natural gas has to be transported to the market
place where the natural gas providers can then sell and deliver
their product. Since World War II welding technology has developed
to the point where pipelines are the most efficient way of
moving gas from the well to the natural gas providers and
the marketplace. Today natural gas pipelines crisscross America
and it is usual for every natural gas well that is dug to
be connected to the part of that network of natural gas pipelines
that is known as the gathering system.
The natural gas pipeline network is far more extensive than
you may imagine and a look at a map of that natural gas pipeline
in America would remind you of the network of railway lines
that covers the mainland states.
the Step by Step Process of Drilling Natural Gas Wells