Offshore in depth ///

Back in the 1950s, the upstream industry moved into a water depth that could not be accommodated by merely installing a wooden- or steel bottom-supported platform to house a drilling rig. A bunch of Texans and Oklahomans were struggling with their offshore operations. Drilling from those bottom-supported platforms was time-consuming, as they had to erect the platform, install the rig, and drill the well. Then, they had to reverse the process to go to the next location.

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