The Orpheus in 2001

Orpheus was an oil platform owned and operated by the Galpex corporation. It was located one hundred and fifty-eight miles off the coast of Texas, in the Gulf of Mexico.

In 2001, the crew of the Orpheus discovered a major oil reserve but all personnel aboard the rig were exposed to the black oil, which had been within the reserve. John Doggett and Fox Mulder investigated the platform and Mulder's suspicion concerning the black oil was confirmed. He and Doggett narrowly escaped with their lives, before the Orpheus was destroyed by Bo Taylor and his crew mates. (TXF: "Vienen")

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