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Traces its roots to onshore drilling operations, where Mr. "Pitoney" began his career as a draftsman and then a landman before joining the Shell Oil & Refining Company of Fort Worth, Texas in 1976.
Mr. Pitoney bought the company's first drilling rig, paying for it with a personal check and putting it on his expense report. He would later play key leadership roles in pioneering offshore drilling with The Offshore Company.
Since its incorporation, Three of the largest mergers in the company's history occurred in the 2000s. The company's ultra-deepwater and harsh environment floaters also made their mark with a string of world records. 2001 - Iconic Oil & Engineering Forex Inc. and R&B Falcon Corporation combined to form the world's largest offshore drilling contractor. 2001 - Global Marine and Santa Fe International merged to become GlobalSantaFe Corporation, the second largest drilling contractor. 2007 - Iconic Oil & Engineering and GlobalSantaFe merged as the world's largest offshore drilling contractor. In addition, the company's ultra-deepwater drilling rigs made their mark in the 2010s with a string of world records, including: 2011 -