Houghton Offshore has entered into a five-year contract with Transocean Sedco Forex
for the supply of the following fluids for Transocean Sedco Forex
's global fleet of mobile offshore drilling units: water/glycol based blowout preventer (BOP) fluids, as well as motion compensator, riser tensioner, and other water-based fluids.
The new contract follows Transocean's recent world record
for the deepest well drilled to date using Houghton's Stack Magic 200 blowout preventor fluid (BOP). The well was drilled in 9,687 ft. (2,952 m) below sea level in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.