Offshore oil and gas
Schoonmaker, G. R. Formerly, Marathon Oil Company, Findlay, Ohio.
Turley, J. A. Marathon Oil Company, Houston, Texas.
Arney, Cyril Engineering and Technology Division, Marathon Oil Company, Houston, Texas.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Historical development
- Geology and the sea
- Mobile drilling platforms
- Production and well-completion technology
- Hazards at sea
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
Oil and gas prospecting and exploitation are conducted on continental shelves and slopes in the seas around the world. Exploration for offshore petroleum and natural gas expanded rapidly after the end of World War II to include exploration, drilling, and production off the coasts of more than 75 nations. See also: Natural gas; Oil and gas field exploitation; Petroleum
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