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Published by Dept. of Energy, Sandia Laboratories, for sale by the National Technical Information Service] in Albuquerque, N.M, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Geothermal engineering.,
  • Oil well drilling -- Costs.

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StatementJoseph Polito, Systems Analysis Division 4716, Samuel G. Varnado, Drilling Projects Division 4735, Sandia Laboratories ; prepared by Sandia Laboratories for the United States Department of Energy.
SeriesSAND ; 78-0766, SAND (Series) (Albuquerque, N.M.) -- 78-0766.
ContributionsVarnado, Samuel G., United States. Dept. of Energy., Sandia Laboratories., Sandia Laboratories. Systems Analysis Division 4716., Sandia Laboratories. Drilling Projects Division 4735.
The Physical Object
Pagination86 p. :
Number of Pages86
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17651352M

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