Video: Deepest floating oil rig

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The largest oil rig in the word is considered to be the Perdido.

It operates in the Gulf of Mexico, some 200 miles south of Galveston, at a water depth of about 2,450m (8,000 feet).

The Shell-operated Perdido extracts oil from 22 oil wells and is connected a 44 km (27 mile) network of umbilical pipelines on the ocean floor. The pipelines, in turn, bring oil to the surface by connecting with four risers.

Located in the Perdido fold belt, the 267-metre platform has a peak production of 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

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