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Transocean Sets World Record for Deepwater Drilling
Rig Zone ^ | July 09, 2013 | Cheang Chee Yew|

Posted on 07/10/2013 6:46:22 PM PDT by thackney

Transocean Ltd. announced that its ultra-deepwater drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 has set a new world record for the deepest water depth by an offshore drilling rig.

The Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 (UDW Drillship) recently drilled a well in 10,411 feet (3,174 meters) of water while working for India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) off the east coast of India.

"This accomplishment surpasses Transocean’s prior world record of 10,385 feet of water (3,165 meters) also set by the KG1 while working for ONGC in India in February," Transocean said in a press release.

ONGC reported that well # 1-D-1 in Exploratory Block KG-DWN-2005/1 was spud June 18. Exploration well # 1-D-1 is the third well to be drilled beyond the 10,000 feet water depth mark.

TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: energy; offshore; oil

1 posted on 07/10/2013 6:46:22 PM PDT by thackney
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To: thackney

WOW! They really buried those dinosaurs deep in the old days!

2 posted on 07/10/2013 6:54:35 PM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: SubMareener

This is water depth.

3 posted on 07/10/2013 7:00:59 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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Transocean is top knotch ... know a bunch of those folks, Shell on the other-hand are more Political than Knowledgeable or Skill oriented.


Chevron beats Shell as well (been there done that)

4 posted on 07/10/2013 7:35:09 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your day you will be right)
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My son works for Transocean- good company to work for, good to their employee’s, great pay, benefits, etc.

5 posted on 07/10/2013 8:12:33 PM PDT by Engedi
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