Barack Obama approves drilling in Arctic

 US President Barack Obama`s administration on Monday approved petroleum giant Shell`s request to begin drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic Sea under certain conditions, despite opposition from environmental groups.

Rosetta mission: Philae begins drilling into comet's surface amid battery issue
Rosetta mission: Philae begins drilling into comet's surface amid battery issue

The Philae lander has started drilling into the surface of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko to collect scientific data, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Friday.

Healers in Peru practiced drilling skull surgery more than 1,000 years back

Scientists have claimed to have found proof that Peruvian healers practiced trepanation - a surgical process that involves removing a section of the cranial vault using a hand drill or a scraping tool - more than 1,000 years ago to treat a variety of ailments, from head injuries to heartsickness.

China begins deep-water drilling in S China Sea

China is the first country to explore deep-water oil and gas resources in the South China Sea.

Japan mulls drilling near disputed gas field: Report

Japan may take counter-measures if China starts drilling in East China Sea.

Fastest drill resumes work at Chilean mine rescue

The fastest drill trying to reach 33 trapped miners in Chile was to resume work, after engineers were able to extract broken drill pieces that forced the machine to stop work last week.

Rescue shaft drilling begins at collapsed Chile mine

A powerful mechanical
digger began digging a rescue shaft at a collapsed Chile mine
where 33 men are trapped some 700 meters (2,300 feet) below
ground, a government source said.

North China gas well fire burning for nearly week: Report

Accident took place as workers drilled a gas well 2,750 meters under ground.

BP to start drilling off Libya

US wants to know if BP had played a role in the release of Lockerbie bomber.

Jindal scores legal victory over Obama on drilling

Louisiana`s Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal has scored a legal victory over President Obama when a federal judge in New Orleans issued an injunction on the 6-month moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed by the White House.

Judge lifts offshore drilling ban as `overbearing`

A federal judge struck down the Obama administration`s six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico as rash and heavy-handed Tuesday.