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    Saipem rig loses its BOP

    Projects and Operations // November 2, 2001
    The drilling rig Saipem 10,000 reportedly dropped its blow-out preventer (BOP) and riser whilst drilling the Hippocampo 1 well for TotalFinaElf on block E offshore Equatorial New Guinea.

    A high pressure, uncontrolled kick is believed to have occurred as the well reached its planned depth of 6,250ft.

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