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Sci Am 1980 Oct; 243(4):156-161
Conventional drilling and pumping removes less than half of the oil in an average petroleum reservoir. As the price of oil rises, mining it underground or at the surface becomes economically more attractive. This report discusses the size of this potential resource and methods for its recovery.
Issue of Publication
Sci. Am., V. 243, No. 4, October 1980, PP. 156-161
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