Drilling advances ///

Some of you may remember the commercial from the 1970s that warned, “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.” The ad may have been peddling a substitute for butter but, more than three decades later, in an admittedly circuitous way, its premise also could apply to a potentially game-changing deepwater drilling technology that is being prepped for its long-awaited debut in the Gulf of Mexico early next year.

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