Guyana Maritime Territory – 6/30/18:
The Bob Douglas drill ship operated by Noble Energy for Exxon Mobile floats 120 miles offshore of Guyana. It is drilling what will become the first production oil well in Guyana’s history. Here the actual drill shaft driving the bit thousands of feet below the ocean floor. The bit advances at about one-hundred feet an hour under good geological conditions.
CREDIT: Christopher Gregory for The New York Times