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Cuba to drill deeper than BP

Postby goodkarmarising » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:01 pm ... -than.html

WASHINGTON -- Cuba is expected to begin drilling offshore for oil and gas as soon as next year with equipment that will go deeper than the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, industry experts say.

The Spanish energy company, Repsol, which drilled an exploratory well in 2004 off the coast near Havana, has contracted to drill the first of several exploratory wells with a semi-submersible rig that is expected to arrive in Cuba at the end of the year, said Jorge Piñon, an energy expert and visiting research fellow at the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University. He said the rig is expected to drill down 5,600 feet in an area about 22 miles north of Havana and 65 miles south of the Marquesas Keys.

The development comes as 20 Cuban scientists joined their American and Mexican counterparts at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota this week to finalize a long-term marine research and conservation plan for the three countries.

Luis Alberto Barreras Cañizo, who led the Cuban delegation as a representative of Cuba's Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, confirmed the plans for exploration. ``Cuba needs to find its oil, it's a resource Cuba needs,'' he told the Bradenton Herald in an interview.

Environmentalists suggested the prospect of rigs just 45 miles from Florida's coastline could intensify pressure for the Obama administration to engage in talks with its Cold War antagonist to prevent ecological damage.

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Re: Cuba to drill deeper than BP

Postby NJslayer » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:07 pm

You mean why dont we just blow em all up....its just a stop for criminals to hide out and not have to come back to the country. :mad:
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Re: Cuba to drill deeper than BP

Postby dakotashooter2 » Thu May 12, 2011 8:59 am

Now Cuba will drill and tap that resource for 30 years untill we finally realize we need it and our gov lets us drill by which time someone will discover it is mostly depleted.
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