By: Elizabeth M Young
A barrel of oil contains many components that interact with the atmosphere and with the water after an oil spill. Compounding the problems are the chemicals that are used to break down the oil, which then travel with the broken down components of the oil...
By: Lenna Gonya
There are several advantages to slant drilling that are causing a lot of interest around the country with environmentalists. First of all, with slant drilling, you can actually drill several wells by using one platform. This takes up less space, less land, and is more...
By: Lenna Gonya
Because of its position over the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and between two fault plates, Iceland is a land of volcanoes. In fact, it has 130 volcanic mountains, and 18 of these have erupted since settlement began on the island in 874 AD. Over 1/3 of the...
By: Nan C Avery
The semisubmersible platform drilling rig discovered oil. Once this occurs, the rig is replaced by a production platform considered a permanent platform. The assembly, completed on land, is brought to the oil site by a barge that has heavy lift cranes. The platform is ready...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Oil spills and natural seepage are an ongoing part of dependency on Fossil fuels. It has been said that half of oil extrusion is natural and from little known seepage processes. These, however are slow and life has an ability to adapt to the oil...
By: Elizabeth M Young
The complexities of extracting and moving oil over the waterways of the world are so profound that it may never be possible to eliminate them, except through eliminating dependency upon and transporting of oil. There are conditions of human error, rough seas, lobbying and negotiations...
By: L.B. Woodgate
Many Question the Effective Safety of the Devices. If you haven’t heard the term “blowout” over the last few days then you haven’t been reading the daily news or watching the events unfold in the Gulf of Mexico. The British Petroleum (BP)...
By: Bibi .W Kaudur
Following the tragic and catastrophic accident in the Gulf of Mexico, all attentions are focused on offshore design of installations of oil platforms. For the safe production of oil, control of well pressures during drilling is a fundamental requirement. One of the pieces of equipment...
By: Marisol Dayton
Slant drilling is most commonly called directional drilling, though it is also called horizontal and deviated drilling. It is the process of drilling non-vertical wells or indirect paths to an oil reserve that cannot be reached by drilling directly under the drilling site. Although the...
By: Peter Stern
One of the greatest challenges for offshore oil and gas production is to preserve our fragile ecosystem and to protect humans and our fragile ecosystem. Safety guidelines, equipment oversight and regulations have been developed and documented for all offshore drilling companies, In most cases there...

 

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