A very common questions which is usually asked is how do various components installed on a Remotely Operated Vehicles, diving at the depths of 3000 meters of seawater, sustain such a high pressure? Find the answer inside the article.
Single point mooring (SPM) is a floating buoy/jetty anchored offshore to allow handling of liquid cargo such as petroleum products. It serves as a link between the shore-facilities and the tankers for loading or off-loading liquid and gas cargo. Find out how SPM works in the article inside.
Offshore well drilling is a process of drilling a hole in the ocean floor for extraction of natural resources. It is a challenging part of the exploration and development process that is carried out in several stages.
Scottish marine engineering corporation Aquamarine Power is coming up a never-seen-before wave farm module in the high seas off the Lewis coast in the North-western Scottish province. Once operational, the wave energy farm is expected to power nearly 30,000 households at a maximum energy capacitance of 40 mega watts.
In a first-of-its-kind, the Japanese marine engineering giants Mitsui have come up with an ingenious alternative power generation system, which will effectively utilise both wind energy and oceanic currents to generate electricity.
The planned construction of an OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion) power plant in the Southern Chinese high seas is set to become the largest power plant in the world. The power plant is intended to be a joint venture between two business giants, US-based engineering corporation Lockheed Martin and Hong Kong-based construction consortium Reignwood.
The Aguçadoura wave farm – the first of its kind- was put into operation in the high seas near the Portuguese city of Porto in the year 2008. The world’s first wave farm was the result of a pioneering effort between Pelamis, the British engineering giant, Enersis, a Portuguese company specialising in alternate energy development and an Australian company Babcock and Brown that provided the required substructure for the WEC.
Different types of oil production systems are used at offshore oil and gas exploration sites at the sea. Learn about the main types of offshore productions units that are used at oceans for oil and gas production.
Offshore drilling is carried out at high seas to meet the increasing global demand for oil and gas. Drilling at sea is carried out using permanent and mobile drilling units. Learn about the basics of offshore drilling in the article.
Maersk Oil, an entity of AP Moller Maersk Group, has opened a new $ 100 m global research centre at Qatar with an aim to unlock the potentials of Al Shaheen oil field.
SeaTwirl – a new type of offshore wind turbine promises to generate and store power from the wind energy more efficiently and that too in a unique way.