The Bluewhale 1’s advanced drilling equipment can reach the ocean floor 3.6km below the surface then drill a further 15km into the earth’s crust. Photo: Handout
The Bluewhale 1’s advanced drilling equipment can reach the ocean floor 3.6km below the surface then drill a further 15km into the earth’s crust. Photo: Handout

China launches world’s largest oil exploration sea platform

The 42,000-tonne Bluewhale 1 is bigger, faster and can drill deeper than its rivals in disputed waters

The Bluewhale 1’s advanced drilling equipment can reach the ocean floor 3.6km below the surface then drill a further 15km into the earth’s crust. Photo: Handout
The Bluewhale 1’s advanced drilling equipment can reach the ocean floor 3.6km below the surface then drill a further 15km into the earth’s crust. Photo: Handout
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