Deep Challenge blends oil-patch history, eyewitness accounts of disasters, and open access to the official files of Global Marine Inc., the recognized leader in offshore drilling, to tell a true and exciting story.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Building Character: Hurricane Camille. In the Beginning: From Titusville to the Deep Blue. Off the Land and Into the Water. The Tidelands Issue: The Fight for a Fortune in Offshore Oil. CUSS and the World's First Drillship. Into Gulf Waters. Project Mohole: Tripping to Hell and Back. A Fleet of Drillships. A Time of International Growth and Innovation. A Global Scientific Challenge. To Go Where No One Had Gone Before, Then Do the Impossible. From Boom to Bust. From Bust to Boom. Deep Frontier. Appendix: How to Drill an Oil Well in the Middle of the Ocean: A Quick Primer.


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Gulf Professional Publishing
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About the author

Clyde W. Burleson

Affiliations and Expertise

Clyde W. Burleson is the author of more than a dozen published books including The Jennifer Project, and has written motion picture scripts as well as TV documentaries. He resides in Houston and has traveled across the U.S. interviewing people for this project.