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2009-09-02 15:50:00

Petroleum firm BP announced Wednesday that it has made a “giant” discovery in the Gulf of Mexico.

2009-09-02 12:09:13

British energy giant BP said it had discovered a major, deep water oil pocket under the Gulf of Mexico, 250 miles east of Houston. BP called it a giant discovery.

2008-12-18 08:00:00


2008-10-15 06:00:21

BP America has announced an oil discovery at its Freedom Prospect in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The well, located in Mississippi Canyon Block 948, approximately 70 miles southeast of the Louisiana Coast, is in about 6,100 feet of water.

2008-10-14 09:00:38

HOUSTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BP America Inc. announced today an oil discovery at its Freedom Prospect in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.

2007-05-28 09:00:00

BP is attempting to do what no oil company has done before: essentially rebuild the entire architecture of an oil field on the sea floor some 6,000 feet beneath the waves.

2006-11-02 12:00:26

HOUSTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BP America Inc. today announced plans for the construction of an 800 mile undersea fiber optic system in the Gulf of Mexico to provide continuous broadband connectivity to the company's offshore oil and gas facilities.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.