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Mexico’s deep-water drilling plan sparks new worry in Gulf

Monday, April 9, 2012

Two years after the worst offshore oil spill in US history, Mexico’s state oil company is about to test its hand at drilling at extraordinary depths in the Gulf of Mexico.

If all goes as planned, Pemex will deploy two state-of-the-art drilling platforms in May to an area just south of the maritime boundary with the United States.

One rig will sink a well in 9,514 feet of water, while another will drill in 8,316 feet of water, then deeper into the substrata. Pemex has no experience drilling at such depths.

Source: McClatchy Newspapers