The exploration for oil and gas offshore only began in earnest in the 1940s and 50s, but since that time offshore engineering has created many industries in towns and cities around the world.
Offshore drilling presents vast technological challenges. From the first converted barges used to drill in shallow lakes, to high tech deep water drill ships, offshore drilling has always been considered more hazardous and more expensive than onshore drilling, requiring a different mind-set to address the extremely harsh environments, the logistical challenges, the technological requirements and most importantly, the protection of people and assets.
Approximate duration: 30 minutes.
The aim of this course is to teach you about the following subjects: