TITLE

Farther and Deeper

AUTHOR(S)
Pittman, Ted; Keating, Dave
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Ocean Technology;Jan2011, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The authors focus on events and technologies that impacted offshore oil drilling operations. They describe the first offshore well drilling in 1947 off south-eastern Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico as an important event in the history of the petroleum industry. A discussion on the rotary drilling rig used to drill for oil and gas is provided. Other significant advancements in offshore well drilling are drillships and semi-submersibles, floating platforms and blowout preventers.
ACCESSION #
67215849

 

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