OFFSHORE ENGINEERING: OIL FROM TROUBLED WATERS.

Published

Journal Article

Engineers are striving to design new drilling rigs and production platforms that are even more reliable and at the same time less expensive. Offshore wells accounted for roughly 12 percent of domestic production of crude oil in 1983. But the U. S. Geological Survey estimates that 34 percent of the nation's future oil discoveries will be made offshore, and some industry estimates run even higher. At an average cost of about 450 per foot, offshore drilling is four or five times as expensive as land-based operations, but the promise of large undersea fields makes the quest cost-effective.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Petroski, H

Published Date

  • July 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 87 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 53 - 76

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0040-1692

Citation Source

  • Scopus