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Exploration and production (E&P) in deep water (500-2000 m [1640-6560 ft]) and ultra-deep-water (>2000 m [>6560 ft]) settings have expanded greatly during the past 20 years, to the point at which they are now major components of the petroleum industry’s upstream budgets. Most exploration and production activity has concentrated in only three areas of the world: the northern Gulf of Mexico, offshore Brazil, and offshore West Africa, although activity is increasing in several new areas. Globally, deep water remains an immature frontier, with many deep-water sedimentary basins being only lightly explored. Although deep-water discoveries account for less than 5%...

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