Noble Drilling’s semisubmersible, Noble Paul Wolff has set a new world record in deep water drilling. The well, 1-RJS-538, in the Campos Basin Field offshore Brazil was spudded in May in 8,022 feet of water. The Noble Paul Wolff is under contract to Petrobras until May 2005. Global Marine’s Glomar Explorer held the previous deepwater record of 7,718 feet, which was drilled last year in Atwater Valley 118 in the Gulf of Mexico. The Noble Paul Wolff is an EVA-4000 conversion from submersible to semisubmersible.