Much offshore gas and oil exploration takes place many miles beneath the ocean. As well as involving some seriously complex equipment, oil platforms can also be dangerous places, with numerous environmental hazards to deal with. Well drilling has taken place for thousands of years, with the earliest known instance being in China in 347 AD, and since then there have been numerous accidents which have had a serious impact both on human life and the environment. There is a positive side to this, though- virtually every accident has led to safety reviews, and helped to improve safety protocols and equipment.
Below, we’ve put together a list of the ten catastrophic oil rig accidents, to demonstrate just how dangerous this industry can be.
1) PIPER ALPHA PLATFORM – 6 July 1988
The Piper Alpha Platform
Over the past ten years, the price of oil has certainly been volatile. This has led to concern at all levels, from the businesspeople selling oil, to the governments and policy makers in charge of regulating the industry. There are also environmental concerns associated with increased fossil fuel consumption, leading some to question whether there are enough oil reserves to satisfy demand, and what the long-term consequences of extraction may be.
As you can see, there are a lot of questions surrounding the oil industry at the present time. To help make things a little clearer, we have composed a list of the ten countries with the largest oil reserves in the world, to show how they fit into the global energy landscape.
1. Venezuela – 298.4 Billion Barrels
Venezuela Oilfield Map
Possessing over 298 billion barrels of proven oil reserves, Venezuela is by far the country with the largest reserves in the world today. While they currently hold the top spot, they only reached this point fairly recently- at the end of the previous decade, it was Saudi Arabia which was well out in front of other countries in terms of its oil reserves. Continue reading
This is good to see the American oilfield in the old day.
East Texas Oil Fields
These are amazing photos of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.
On 22 April, two days after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig, an oil leak was discovered when an oil slick began to spread at the former rig site.
The present downturn has made large portions of us question whether the oil industry is dying. The quantity of oil and gas jobs lost amid this downturn is assessed to be between 400,000 – 500,000 around the world. In the meantime the industry faces existential dangers from preservationists, elective energy and electric cars.
Here, we examine what is probably going to happen, and what you ought to do about it.
Change is surrounding us, in truth a large number of the suspicions that we experienced childhood with, that our folks showed us, are turning out to not be valid for us by any means. For instance:
- There are no ‘jobs forever’ any longer, employer stability is a deception.
- Education is being seen less as an early life occasion, and to a greater extent a deep rooted attempt.
- The normal individual is encountering more continuous employment changes, and profession changes as well.
- Technological propels undermine many jobs, and request that we investigate our ability sets and future prospects.
So instead of watching the oil cost, and pondering when the recuperation will begin (for us), we have to search internally, at things that we can control. Some of these things incorporate wellbeing, individual funds, preparing and proceeded with education. Fortunately, we can without much of a stretch discover the data that we require on the web. The conundrum is that these days we have less control of our professional stability, and more control of our lives when all is said in done.
A hefty portion of the more youthful oil and gas specialists are finding the need to take a gander at different businesses, not knowing when they may have the capacity to return. Continue reading