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ONGC announced it has set record for drilling well in deepest water depth

Posted on 19 February 2013

Transocean’s ultra-deepwater drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 drilled a well in 3,165-meters water depth, setting a world record.

Transocean’s ultra-deepwater drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1 drilled a well in 3,165-meters water depth, setting a world record.

ONGC has set the record for drilling a well in the deepest water by an offshore drilling rig with Transocean’s ultra-deepwater drillship Dhirubhai Deepwater KG1. The rig spudded well NA7-1 in exploratory block KG-DWN-2004/1 on the east coast of India in a water depth of 3,165 meters (10,385 ft) on 23 January.

The rig then lowered and latched a subsea BOP and riser on the wellhead on 9 February to drill to TD of 5,625 meters (18,455 ft). The rig has surpassed Transocean’s prior record of 3,107 meters (10,194 ft) of water depth, set in 2011 by Dhirubhai Deepwater KG2 working for Reliance Industries on the east coast of India.

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