Powerful solar storm delays SpaceX rocket launch, stalls oil rigs in Canada amid aurora-palooza

Feb 28, 2023
Its more to do with the downhole electronics that get their readings from sensor packages that use magnotometers on a tri axis to read the earth electromagnetic field to get a reading of what direction they are drilling in kind if like a compass. Only time GPS is used is to provide an exact reference point of the well head but that is done in the planning stages and not actively during the drilling process.
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