OIL RIG EIRICK RAUDE DRILLING FOR OIL OFFSHORE CUBA.
The Eirick Raude offshore rig owned by the Norwegian company Ocean Rig is seen while stationed offshore Cuba, July 22, 2004. Spain's Repsol has rented the Eirick Raude and has been drilling a wildcat 18 miles off Cuba's northwest coast since June 2004. Oil experts say Cuba's Gulf waters could harbor large quantities of medium-grade crude. Also Brazil's state oil company Petrobras has expressed interest on deep-water exploration in Cuba and the head of the company is expected to be in Cuba over the coming weekend for talks. PICTURE TAKEN JULY 22 REUTERS/Rafael Perez CD