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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of spud.


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  • The exploration group Desire Petroleum - named after HMS Desire, which claimed to have discovered the islands in 1592 - issued a statement to the London stock market today confirming its Ocean Guardian drilling rig had "spudded", or broken ground, at 2. 15pm.

    Environment news, comment and analysis from the Guardian |

  • As such, stating that Dr. Griffin was an "above average engineer" rendered the rest of your comments about as useful as a dry spudded wildcat.

    Augustine Committee Meets at MSFC Today - NASA Watch

  • "It appears their timetable is slipping a bit for getting a well spudded with the new rig," Schwartz said. BP Plans to Move Ahead with Offshore Oil Drilling in Arctic

  • Once a well was spudded in, the drilling went on twenty-four hours a day as long as the money lasted.

    Wildcatter’s Woman

  • On the wall hung a simple chart of a rock formation with layers labelled impermeable, source, permeable and reservoir; a list saying things like spudded Oct. '71, plugged and abandoned Jan.' 72; and three brightly coloured maps of the North Sea, each of them showing a different aspect of the oil drilling operations going on there.

    Slay Ride

  • "I've been just 'Billie' to all Limasito since the first well was spudded in; you don't want the boys to think you're putting notions into my head, do you?"

    The Fifth Ace

  • After luncheon, Bluebell wandered away in search of wild flowers, the children hunted for cray-fish, Miss Prosody spudded up ferns, and Mrs. Rolleston drew from her pocket her favourite point-lace.

    Bluebell A Novel

  • About 2,000 of those have spudded in just more than three years, aimed at the Bakken and Three Forks.

    The Seattle Times

  • We have spudded our deepwater exploration well in Indonesia, and have started drilling our first international shale well, in Poland.

  • In Poland, the first of three initial shale wells spudded in September.


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