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Environmentally Friendly Drilling Virtual Rig Site Expands

Posting Date: 
Saturday, July 5, 2014

The EFD Virtual Rig site is expanding! As we’re finishing up the development on the Virtual Hydraulic Fracturing Site, the Virtual Drilling Rig is adding more ‘hotspots’ to demonstrate technologies and practices that are reducing the footprint of energy development. This free, web-based, interactive tool was created to help develop a workforce skilled in environmental mitigation of exploration and production impacts on coastal regions. It further serves as an educational tool to help all stakeholders to better understand how oil and gas is made available to Americans every day.

Visit the Virtual Rig at and see if you can find all of the hotspots!