About Deep Water

Deepwater is defined as water depths more than 1,000 ft (305 m); ultra-deep water is defined as water depths more than 5,000 ft (1,524 m). The Golden Triangle – Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, and West Africa – is home to primary deep water operations. In recent years, activity has also expanded to the North Sea. These four areas encompass 65% of the deepwater rigs worldwide.

The logistics of producing hydrocarbons from such extreme water depths, complex geological formations, and HP/HT environments presents considerable technical challenges and risks for operators. Halliburton has an extensive track-record in deepwater plays worldwide, and operations close to virtually every deepwater basin in the world. Along with our global logistics network, our local experience and reservoir expertise, we can help operators reduce uncertainties, increase efficiency and reliability, and eliminate NPT at every stage – in deepwater and ultra-deep water environments.

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