5 Biggest oil platforms in the world
Offshore

5 Biggest Oil Platforms in the World

Oil and gas platforms or offshore drilling rigs are constructed for extracting, storing and processing petroleum and natural gas lying beneath the ocean floor. In this article learn about the 5 biggest oil platforms in the world.

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How Single Point Mooring (SPM) Offshore Operation Works
Offshore

How Single Point Mooring (SPM) Offshore Operation Works?

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.

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The Aguçadoura Wave Farm – The World’s First Wave Farm

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.

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