Today, wells can be drilled horizontally as well as vertically, beginning kilometers from the oil and gas they are intended to reach. Extended reach technology allows ExxonMobil to develop long-reach wells that can extend horizontally for kilometers in the subsurface. By using this technology, previously inaccessible resources can be accessed, often in complex and challenging environments such as the Arctic. Extended reach technology also reduces our environmental footprint.
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