They Gamble on Offshore Drilling

This Post article from 1955 attempted to explain the then-new venture of drilling for oil in the Gulf.

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Far out in the Gulf of Mexico, drillers probe the deeps from fantastic artificial islands. It costs millions to play this game – but the payoff may be worth it.

Read the rest of this article, “They Gamble on Offshore Drilling,” published May 28, 1955 [PDF].

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  1. Gives historical perspective to an obviously still risky and dangerous enterprise.


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