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Updated October 2016

Specialist Oil & Gas training courses from Oil & Gas experts

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3 - Offshore

Introduction to Oil and Gas - Offshore

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:

  • The logistics
  • The technological challenges faced
  • Production considerations
  • The increased hazards and safety considerations
  • The cost implications

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