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  • offshore rig — noun drilling rig consisting of an offshore platform (floating or fixed to the sea bed) from which many oil wells can be bored radially • Syn: ↑drilling platform • Hypernyms: ↑drill rig, ↑drilling rig, ↑oilrig, ↑oil rig …   Useful english dictionary

  • Offshore drilling — refers to a mechanical process where a wellbore is drilled through the seabed. It is typically carried out in order to explore for and subsequently produce hydrocarbons which lie in rock formations beneath the seabed. Most commonly, the term is… …   Wikipedia

  • Offshore oil and gas in the US Gulf of Mexico — is a major source of oil and natural gas in the United States. The western and central Gulf of Mexico, which includes offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, is one of the major petroleum producing areas of the United States. In 2007 …   Wikipedia

  • Rig — may refer to:* Rig (band), a musical group of the early 1970s *Rig, Afghanistan * Rig, the configuration of sails and other rigging on a sailing vessel * Rigging, in computer animation, grouping the elements of parts such as limbs in a 3D model * …   Wikipedia

  • Offshore oil spill prevention and response — Inspector on offshore oil drilling rig Offshore oil spill prevention and response is the study and practice of reducing the number of offshore incidents that release oil or hazardous substances into the environment and limiting the amount… …   Wikipedia

  • Offshore installation manager — The Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) is the most senior manager of an offshore platform operating on the UKCS. Many offshore operators have adopted this UK offshore management model and title and applied it to their operations in all global… …   Wikipedia

  • rig — ▪ I. rig rig 1 [rɪg] noun [countable] 1. MANUFACTURING a large structure used to get oil from under the ground: • an offshore oil rig • The company owns and operates 13 drilling rigs …   Financial and business terms

  • Offshore wind power — View of Lillgrund Wind Farm, Sweden Offshore wind power refers to the construction of wind farms in bodies of water to generate electricity from wind. Better wind speeds are available offshore compared to on land, so offshore wind power’s… …   Wikipedia

  • offshore — A term used to indicate a legal regime outside of the United Kingdom. When an investment centre is offshore it is not subject to UK tax or regulation, including investment protection rules. For example, investments located in offshore centres… …   Financial and business terms

  • offshore */ — UK [ˌɒfˈʃɔː(r)] / US [ˌɔfˈʃɔr] adjective 1) [usually before noun] in the sea, not on the land. This word is used especially for talking about the oil industry China has huge offshore and onshore oil reserves. an offshore oil rig a) in the sea but …   English dictionary

  • offshore — off|shore [ ,ɔf ʃɔr ] adjective * 1. ) usually before noun in the ocean, not on the land. This word is used especially for talking about the oil industry: China has huge offshore and onshore oil reserves. an offshore oil rig a ) in the ocean but… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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