Offshore drilling is a mechanical process where a wellbore is drilled below the seabed. It is typically carried out in order to explore for and subsequently extract petroleum which lies in rock formations beneath the seabed. Most commonly, the term is used to describe drilling activities on the continental shelf, though the term can also be applied to drilling in lakes, inshore waters and inland seas.
Offshore drilling presents environmental challenges, both from the produced hydrocarbons and the materials used during the drilling operation. Controversies include the ongoing US offshore drilling debate.
There are many different types of facilities from which offshore drilling operations take place. These include bottom founded drilling rigs (jackup barges and swamp barges), combined drilling and production facilities either bottom founded or floating platforms, and deepwater mobile offshore drilling units (MODU) including semi-submersibles and drillships. These are capable of operating in water depths up to 3,000 metres (9,800ft). In shallower waters the mobile units are anchored to the seabed, however in deeper water (more than 1,500 metres (4,900ft) the semisubmersibles or drillships are maintained at the required drilling location using dynamic positioning.
Offshore oil installations have also been asked to ensure immediate return of all manpower, and two of India’s largest ports – Kandla and Mundra – located in Gujarat have been alerted while other ports have been advised for preventive action ... Shelf Drilling and Cairn Oil & Gas did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Offshore oil installations have also been asked to ensure immediate return of all manpower, and two of India's largest ports - Kandla and Mundra - located in Gujarat have been alerted while other ports have been advised for preventive action ... Shelf Drilling and Cairn Oil & Gas did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Met department said the system was “most likely to track further northward until June 14 morning” ...Offshore oil installations have also been asked to ensure the immediate return of all manpower, and two of India’s largest ports — Kandla and Mundra — located in Gujarat have been alerted while other ports have been advised for preventive action ... .
... including everything from the food industry, CO2 transport and storage, and geothermal energy to the oil and gas industry ... On an oil rig, the challenge is particularly great, as production must be stopped in the meantime, and manpower and materials must be transported offshore.
That said, further restructuring is likely in the future as Sembmarine and shipyard peer KeppelOffshore & Marine progress with merger discussions ... This comes amid an extended period of low oil prices and disruptions such as manpower shortages and reductions in demand for rigs by oil majors.
Chennai... Another team is drilling a hole into an ice-shelf in Antarctica to study global warming ... The university has a five-year programme on ocean science and technology. In the private sector, offshore oil and gas platforms offer opportunities for oceanographers. But experts say there is a dearth of skilled manpower in the field of ocean research ... .
... Oil CompanyExploration and Production (OOCEP) for the provision and management of the marine and offshore activities related to the tanker loading, via the single point mooring (SPM) offshore marine terminal including maintenance works, vessels, equipment, and manpower.
The three-year contract, with an extra one year option, marks EnerMech’s first success out with the Norwegian offshore oil and gas sector which traditionally accounts for the bulk of its business ... “Our reputation has been built in the oil and energy offshore market and ...
According to information reaching the embassy, the Filipinos are all employees of Grand Isle Shipyard Inc., which provides manpower to Black ElkEnergyOffshore Operations LLC, the Houston-based independent oil and gas company that owns the stricken platform.
Earlier, it was reported that two Filipinos are missing after the blast and fire that hit the oil platform of Black ElkEnergyOffshore Operations LLC, whose manpower is provided by Grand Isle... Grand Isle Shipyard Inc., which employs the Filipinos, provides manpower to Black Elk ...
offshore gas and oil companies would also be barred from using well-capping stacks, remotely operated submersibles, and other vital technologies." ... aircraft from dropping oil dispersants ... cooperation with Cuba on offshore oil drilling, despite the latter's woeful inexperience and dearth of capabilities in offshore oil drilling.
Extreme offshore drilling is likely to increase for this reason, and because that is where most of the new giant oil fields are likely to be found ...Offshore Oil Installations ... Many of the richest seafloor oil fields lie offshore of countries with some of the lowest average IQs, globally ... Evolution of Offshore Platforms ... Political peak oil.