Does deep water drilling have higher risks than other type of oil drilling?



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    Yes, deep water drilling does have slightly higher risks associated with it than other types of drilling.  The mian reason for this is that because the working conditions are so poor in deep water, a lot of times you can’t actually get a manned team down to where the drilling will actually be taking place.  The pressure at the bottom of the ocean is ridiculous, so a lot of times a machine has to be used to fix any sort of problems that are found at the entry point of the well.  On shore drilling has the ability of a team to look directly at the source of entrance into the ground and see if there is a problem and fix any little problems, but with off-shore drilling this is often much more difficult and requires great skill with using a robotic apparatus of some sort.

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