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    New record for ultra-deepwater drilling

    News // May 18, 2001
    Transocean Sedco Forex Inc has claimed a new world record for deepwater drilling.

    The Discoverer Spirit spudded an exploration well in 9,687ft of water in the Gulf of Mexico for Unocal Corporation."Blowout prevention equipment was installed and tested after the May 2 spudding, and drilling operations are underway," said the company.

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