Jane Van Ryan from the API sent me some really cool information. Take a look below.
Apparently Perdido is doing very well in the Gulf of Mexico and has broken the record for deepwater drilling. Here’s the AP story:
HOUSTON (AP) - Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday it has set a world water-depth record by drilling and completing an oil well in 9,356 feet (2,852 meters) of water in the Gulf of Mexico.
The well is part of Shell's Perdido Development project about 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of Houston. It easily topped the previous record for a completed oil well in 6,950 feet (2,118 meters) of water -- also set by Shell in the Gulf of Mexico. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has completed natural-gas wells in about 9,000 feet (2,700 meters) of water in the Gulf.
On a totally different topic, I just received this week’s Pump Price Update from the API Statistics Department. It contains some very interesting factoids (PDF).
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