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Question 1: ________ (aka "mud") is pumped down the inside of the drill pipe and exits at the drill bit.
Oil wellGeosteeringWell loggingDrilling fluid

Question 2: However, modern ________ technologies allow for strongly deviated wells which can, given sufficient depth and with the proper tools, actually become horizontal.
Directional drillingGeosteeringOil wellMeasurement while drilling

Question 3: Through Islamic Spain, distillation became available in ________ by the 12th century.
Northern EuropeCentral EuropeWestern EuropeEastern Europe

Question 4: The ancient records of China and ________ are said to contain many allusions to the use of natural gas for lighting and heating.
United KingdomCanadaCambodiaJapan

Question 5: The well is created by drilling a hole 5 to 36 inches (127.0 mm to 914.4 mm) diameter into the earth with a drilling rig which rotates a ________ with a bit attached.
ResonanceDrill stringDrilling fluidKelly drive

Question 6: They had depths of up to about 800 feet (240 m) and were drilled using bits attached to ________ poles.

Question 7: Some sources claim that from the 9th century, oil fields were exploited in the area around modern Baku, ________, to produce naphtha for the petroleum industry.

Question 8: Also, offshore drilling started up at Baku at Bibi-Eibat field near the end of the 19th century, about the same time that the first offshore oil well was drilled in 1896 at the ________ on the California Coast.
Summerland Oil FieldSanta Barbara, CaliforniaMontecito, CaliforniaSanta Barbara County, California

Question 9: Offshore platforms, the well's supporting structure, produce ________.
AquacultureArtificial reefR142A (New York City Subway car)R142 (New York City Subway car)

Question 10: An oil well is a general term for any boring through the ________'s surface that is designed to find and produce petroleum oil hydrocarbons.


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