Subsea Power Grid Taking Oil and Gas Technology to
New Depths In science fi ction stories such as Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues under
the Sea and in televisions series Sea Quest.
Coal's dominant share cent of
Australia's generation mix (around 80 per cent) is poised to halve over the coming decades as more
gas and renewable generation come onstream. But how far coal's contribution slips will also hinge
on advances in cleaner coal technology, with growing official concern over emissions signalled by a
carbon tax due in force next July.
Today, Russia is rarely out of the
news. It is either stories about Russians busy buying up parts of London, Chechen terrorists’
attacks on Moscow’s Domodedovo airport or news of the latest Russian owned mega yacht. We rarely
hear about the Russian Federation’s recent technological and innovative successes. In the Soviet
era, Russian innovators had much to be proud, from the AK-47 Kalashnikov machine gun to the Soyuz
rocket. Such products are still in high demand by customers around the world, in part because of
their innovative design, reliability and low costs. http://www.oxfordprospect.co.uk/Russian-R&D-in-Transition.html
the polar regions of the world poses incredible challenges for the offshore oil and gas sector.
Thirty years ago, operating in such extreme weather conditions was considered almost impossible.
In response to these challenges, the industry has become ever more innovative and increasingly
automated, and operating in the world's polar seas is now more commonplace. In the future, we
are likely to see the industry operating even further north, above the Arctic Circle, but a
traditional workforce will still be required for many dangerous and dirty tasks. Available to
As new oil
resources become scarce, offshore companies are beginning to tap the very deepest deposits.
Offshore-technology.com plumbs the depths to reveal the technology behind the world's deepest
offshore oil rigs.
every corner of the globe, we profile the most promising offshore oil discoveries. Nicholas
Newman charts a course, covering finds in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's North shore, The Levant
Basin, The Sea of Okhotsk, a treacherous find offshore of Angola and news of a massive find in
Brazil's Santos Basin.