When Oil Is Taken Out of the Ground Is the Hole Filled to Prevent it Caving In In the Future?

Deep underwater, and deeper underground, scientists see surprising hints that gas and oil deposits can be replenished, filling up again, sometimes rapidly.

This process is called “resting.”

So the holes or cavities are not usually filled after drilling unless they pose an unusual risk.

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