When a drilling rig broke loose from the underwater enclosure and started to sink into the ocean, the operator of the rig was trapped.
The rig was in the process of drilling a deepwater field near the Norwegian village of København.
But the operator, a German-Norwegian named Sebastian Mayer, noticed something was different.
He noticed that the drill pipe had been completely submerged in the water.
The hole had started to rise up, as though it were growing.
It was not a natural phenomenon, Mayer told the Norwegian newspaper VG.
The operator had to find a way to get the drill down.
“I didn’t want to sink the drill, so I took out a drill bit, which I had,” Mayer told VG.
“And I hit the drill with my drill bit.”
The drill bit sank.
Mayer got his rig back, but the hole had grown.
The drill pipe needed to be repaired.
The contractor, a Norwegian company called KVD, sent a crew to retrieve the drilling equipment.
But when they arrived, they saw that the pipe was completely submerged.
The company had to dig it out of the water, Mayer said.
The next day, the company paid a $3,000 repair bill.
The accident also cost the company millions of dollars, the Norwegian company said.
But it also created a new legal problem for drilling companies.
As a result, drilling companies are now required to repair drilling pipes if the holes become deep enough.
This is an area where it’s very difficult for drillers to find the equipment, said Michael Hildebrand, an environmental consultant and expert in the environmental and economic impacts of oil and gas drilling.
“It creates a whole series of legal issues for drilling contractors to sort of work around,” Hildebrands said.
“There’s no regulation of how much they have to repair a drilling pipe.
The problem is, there’s no way for them to know, because they can’t see it, where the pipe has sunk.
So if there’s a hole, they have no way of knowing where it is.”
The hole is an issue for the operators of deepwater fields in Norway and the Norwegian Arctic, where deepwater drilling is an important way of extracting oil and natural gas.
“If you’re drilling in an area that’s not protected by a dam, and you go in there, you risk being killed,” said Hildebeards colleague and senior lecturer at the University of Essex, Simon Hildreth.
The Norwegian Deepwater Association, which represents drilling companies in the country, has a policy that they don’t repair drilling equipment until the holes have been fully filled.
“When a drilling vessel has sunk in the sea, the water will eventually be recovered,” the association said in a statement.
The association also says that a contractor who repairs drilling pipes should be given a $5,000 payment to compensate for any damages.
“The association believes that any company operating deepwater operations should be required to pay for any damage caused to their equipment or the environment,” the statement said.
This has made the hole a contentious issue for many deepwater operators.
The holes are often deep enough to be seen from the surface, and some operators claim that they have not seen a single hole since the pipe broke loose.
But in a 2013 report by the Royal Society of Norway, the organization found that there had been at least one case of a deep-water drilling pipe breaking loose in a deep water field.
“We have no data on the extent of the damage,” said Johan K. Nilsen, a research scientist at the Royal Norwegian Academy of Sciences who led the study.
“In our view, the damage is very serious.
There are several holes in the drilling pipe.”
In 2013, another deep-sea field operator, L.A. Deepwater, told VG that he had seen three deep-depth drilling rigs, but had not repaired any.
“My life has been ruined,” said the operator.
“These are dangerous drilling operations, and they are the ones who have to pay.”
The Norwegian government has said it will issue a regulation in the coming months that will require drillers in deep-bottom areas to repair their equipment.
The regulations will also require drilling companies to repair any holes that appear.
A new law will also ban deep-deepwater exploration, which has been allowed in deep waters for more than a century.
The new law has faced a lot of criticism, with some opponents arguing that the drilling companies have been using dangerous equipment.
A 2013 study by the Norwegian Centre for Ocean and Environmental Policy found that the majority of drilling rigs in the Arctic have never been tested for leaks or problems.
And in a 2014 study, researchers found that deep-drilling companies had a higher chance of leaking than drilling companies of having proper safety equipment in place.
The government is planning to pass new legislation that will