White wrote: “In a few seconds, the cold water on the top is followed by a mixture of boiling water and steam, and then the oil well erupts violently. This is a broken experience for all of us!…Boiling water and steam Covers the entire drilling process. The platform and the control rod are hidden…”
However, soon, scientists learned how to deal with these eruptions, even if they could not be stopped.
Their drilling depth is 215 to 1,081 feet, with an average depth of about 520 feet.
Drilling allows scientists to describe the mineral composition of Yellowstone underground.
Most of the boreholes are blocked, but some boreholes are still reserved for future water extraction.
One of these boreholes was erupted by water and steam in the Biscuit Basin of Yellowstone in 1