Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Offshore drilling presents environmental challenges, both from the produced hydrocarbons and the materials used during the drilling operation. There are many different types of different types of drilling rigs pdf from which offshore drilling operations take place.
The wells were developed by small local companies such as Bryson, Riley Oil, German-American and Banker’s Oil. The wells were drilled from piers extending from land out into the channel. In the early 1930s, the Texas Co. Ship Shoal Block 32 well in October 1947, months before Superior actually drilled a discovery from their Vermilion platform farther offshore.