AZ Pilot Overview

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    Drilling of initial conductor borehole
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    Mobilization of WDC's reverse circulation drilling rig
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    WDC drilling rig in place
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    Drilling crew making a pipe connection
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    Inspection of wireline logging tools before rigging
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    Wireline logging tools about to be lowered into hole drilled to top of Supai Formation
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    Mobilization of Bearcat's double-stand rig
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    Erected rig mast with the ash pond and the Cholla Power Plant in background
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    Hard rock tri-cone drill bit
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    On the drilling rig floor
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    Pipe rack and pipe sections ready for hoisting
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    Drilling crew hoisting a pipe section
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    Making up drill collars
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    Tightening the connection
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    Mud logger collecting chip samples from the Supai Formation
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    Mud logger examining formation cuttings under a microscope to ascertain the rock composition
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    Chemical testing of drilling mud properties
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    Kirk Delaune, Drilling Site Manager, explains how monitoring tools inform on-site decision-making
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    Site visit by partners: from left to right, Dennis Shirley, Kevin Wanttaja, John Roznovak, Kirk Delaune, and Cassius McChesney
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    Conclusion of another successful day of drilling alongside the Cholla ash pond

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