BP announces major Gulf of Mexico (GOM) discovery. The immense technical challenges facing development of this ultra-deep well in ultra-deepwater and other recent discoveries in the GOM are many of the technical research areas RPSEA is focused on in its Ultra-Deepwater program (UDW) under Section 999 of EPAct 2005. BP is one of several ultra-deepwater operators which helps direct the RSPEA UDW program managed by Chevron through its DeepStar research consortium.
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