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Venturer: Spudding the world's deepest well in strong currents

Drilling the first exploration well offshore Uruguay in 40 years, Maersk Venturer commenced a new operation in Uruguay for Total in March 2016.

Venturer: Spudding the world's deepest well in strong currents

Preparations for the harsh weather enabled Maersk Venturer to complete the Raya-1 well offshore Uruguay in a water depth of 3,400 metres (11,156 feet) and with strong currents up to 3 knots. Besides completing the operation with an uptime of 99.2%, Maersk Drilling and Total managed to break a world record by drilling the deepest well ever, measured by water depth.

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