Don’t call it Jennifer

Several key technologies that enable today’s deepwater drilling result from a highly classified engineering project in the early 1970s.In July, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers named the Hughes Glomar Explorer drillship an historic mechanical engineering landmark, part of the ASME international history and heritage program.At a public ceremony at GlobalSantaFe Corp. headquarters in Houston, several retired engineers discussed how the unique technologies they developed stretched the state of the art.Their task was to design systems to retrieve a 2,000-ton asymmetrical object in 17,000 ft of water. Major innovations and advances in mechanical engineering include: Large, cl...

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