Innovation in Exploration
Members of the Idaho Petroleum Council are proud to be members of one of the most cutting-edge industries in the world. Our companies use modern science to find, extract, refine, transport and sell oil and natural gas in ways we could never have imagined before.
These low-impact techniques are among the reasons Americans are more confident than ever that it is the right time for our nation to develop our own resources. There are several great resources where you can learn more:
- Adventures in Energy: An interactive website where you can learn how oil and natural gas are formed, as well as modern exploration and drilling techniques..
- Natural Gas and its Uses: A webpage by the American Petroleum Institute with a graphic showing how natural gas is formed, and information on how it’s used.
- Advanced Drilling Techniques: Another great API webpage where you can click on different, new, advanced drilling techniques to see exactly how they work.
- NaturalGas.org. A website with in-depth details and explanation on how natural gas gets from deep in the ground to your stove.
Finally, here are a few excellent videos where you can see how exploration and development work: