Maersk Drilling Orders Industry’s First 20-ksi Deepwater Blowout Preventers for 2 Ultra-Deepwater Drilling Rigs

GE’S 20ksi BOP prototype in the GE Houston Technology Center test facility.

Maersk Drilling (Ticker: MAERSK-B.CO) has ordered four blowout preventers (BOPs) and two risers from GE Oil and Gas (Ticker: GE). The GE Oil and Gas BOPs will make it possible for offshore drillers to safely and efficiently operate in high-pressure and high-temperature reservoirs up to 20,000 pounds per square inch and 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

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