Blackbeard’s back with beefed-up rig
McMoRan re-enters ‘ultra-deep’ wildcat in U.S. Gulf abandoned in ’06 at 30,067 feet; company acquired rights to prospect last year
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E&P independent McMoRan Oil & Gas Corp. has contracted Rowan’s Gorilla IV jack-up rig to re-enter and deepen the ultra-deep Blackbeard No. 1 wildcat, perhaps the most closely watched exploration well on the globe until ExxonMobil and its partners gave up on the troublesome Gulf of Mexico well in Aug....
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