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9df11f1f7372ec7bffff9032ffffe417 - First well drilled...

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Unformatted text preview: First well drilled offshore : 1897 off the coast of southern California Wooden pier extended 300’ into the Pacific Ocean Early Barges and Platforms: Seismic surveys in the 1930’s showed hydrocarbon formations in the marshlands, bayous and shallow bays next to the Gulf of Mexico. Oil companies dredged a 4’-8’ deep channel in marshes and bays then towed in a barge They sunk the barge and secured it using wooden pilings, then erected a rig on the deck above the waterline. Wooden Platforms Companies built wooden platforms on timber piles and erected rigs on top of the platforms Barges brought supplies out to the platform, or trestles were built from the shore to the platform creating a road for trucks to use. The first steel platform was built in 1947 and installed in the Gulf of Mexico at a water depth of 20’. Operators anchored surplus barges and tenders to the sides of the platform....
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