August 27, 1968
OFFSHORE RECORD—A supply boat leaves the deep water record offshore rig of Humble Oil and Refining Co. as drilling operations begin in 994, fe«t of water in the Santa Barbara Channel off the California Coast. The record was established at » spot more 'than ten mite* off shore using: the WODECO IV, a te*ge vessel which was specially equipped for deep water drilling -in the channel. The previous industry record of 640 feet was ateo. set by Humble earlier this year in the same channel.