The American & Oil & Gas Reporter called Tubular Bells a "major success" in its April issue. The publication devoted a special report to the project, dubbing it a success story.
"Successfully developing a high-pressure, high-temperature reservoir with multiple subsea wells connected to a new floating platform in 4,300 feet of water is an impressive engineering achievement under any scenario," the article began. "Accomplishing that feat on budget in a little more than three years between sanctioning the project and commencing production is a marvel in its own right."
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