Exxon Spending Big Money in the Gulf of Mexico

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Royal Dutch Shell just announced that it will drill the world's deepest well -- nearly two miles below the ocean's surface -- in the Gulf of Mexico. This sort of ambitious project is all that's left for the oil majors clamoring to boost production. In this video, Fool.com contributor Aimee Duffy looks at ExxonMobil and its similar quest to develop the technically challenging Julia oil field, also located in the Gulf.

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The article Exxon Spending Big Money in the Gulf of Mexico originally appeared on Fool.com.

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