deep sea gas Articles

  • Should deep-sea mining go ahead in Papua New Guinea?

    Financial disagreement has halted a controversial deep-sea mining project but deeper issues lie with the environment, Prime Sarmiento reports. The fate of a currently halted deep-sea mining project in the Pacific is being watched closely by a number of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Researchers date ancient water deep beneath earth’s surface

    When a pocket of ancient water was discovered deep beneath the Earth in 2013, a team of Canadian researchers estimated it to be roughly 1.5 billion years old. At the same site, they discovered a deeper pocket of water estimated to be at least 2 billion years old, making it the oldest water on the planet. Barbara Sherwood Lollar, a University of Toronto professor who led the team that discovered ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Gas monitoring and leak detection in underwater application for the offshore oil and gas case study

    With over 300 sensors and systems sold world-wide and over 35 scientific users publications, Franatech is market leader for underwater methane detection and monitoring. Franatech is a developer and supplier of sensors for detection of gases in water. The company has more than 15 years experience in subsea applications, working with all kinds of sensing technologies. Coming from a scientific ...


    By Franatech GmbH

  • Air emissions associated with decommissioning California's offshore oil and gas platforms

    The 27 oil and gas platforms offshore southern California are nearing the end of their productive lives and will be decommissioned in the near future. Many are in deep water and are correspondingly large, with the largest, Harmony, in 1200 feet of water weighing approximately 43,000 tons. Nearly 30% of California's platforms are in water depths that exceed those of any previous decommissioning ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • From Pilot Studies to Full Scale Plant

    Natural gas is widely used as a primary energy source and is one of the most efficient fuel source. For this reason, more and more gas is utilized exceeding existent production facilities. Oil and gas companies therefore expand there measures and step behind borders finding and exploit new resources. One area of major interest is the Barents Sea, a remote area far from industry and civilisation. ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • Undersea storage for US carbon emissions

    Researchers are working hard on methods to mitigate, reduce or compensate for CO2 emissions. One of these, geological carbon sequestration, involves injecting CO2 into deep saline aquifers, or depleted oil and gas reservoirs so that it is not released into the atmosphere where it contributes to global warming. Now US researchers have found a potential new location for undersea CO2 storage, which ...

  • In the depths of the oceans, human activities are beginning to take their toll

    Once seen as too remote to harm, the deep sea is facing new pressures from mining, pollution, overfishing and more. Imagine sinking into the deepest parts of the Central Pacific Ocean, somewhere between Mexico and Hawaii. Watch as the water turns from clear to blue to dark blue to black. And then continue on for another 15,000 feet (4,600 meters) to the seafloor — roughly the ...


    By Ensia

  • Seeding the oceans may not stop climate change

    Geo-engineering against climate change – Seeding the oceans with iron may not address carbon emissions Numerous geo-engineering schemes have been suggested as possible ways to reduce levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and so reduce the risk of global warming and climate change. One such technology involves dispersing large quantities of iron salts in the oceans to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Counting solutions LSC technical tips from PerkinElmer

    The advance of the nuclear industry in all its forms coupled with growing concerns for possible environmental contamination has led to an increased interest in the quantification of radioisotopes in the environment. Radionuclides currently present in the environment originate from a variety of sources such as fallout from nuclear weapons testing, and in discharges from both nuclear and ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Sensitive environments - Enhesa’s regulatory registers assure protection

    Oil and gas exploration and production are perhaps the most closely scrutinized activities of all when it comes to protecting the environment, and even more so when it comes to sensitive, or even protected environments. Indeed, a company’s very permission to operate will be contingent at the very least on meeting both the spirit and the letter of the law governing the protection of such ...

  • The number one thing we can do to protect Earth’s oceans

    Marine governance favors consumption and commerce over conservation. Here's what we can do about it. When New England fishers complained of working harder and harder to catch fewer and fewer fish, Spencer Baird assembled a scientific team to investigate. Though a fishery failure would once have seemed inconceivable, Baird wrote in his report, “an alarming decrease of the ...


    By Ensia

  • Q&A: A look at Shell Oil and Arctic offshore drilling

    Shell Oil drill vessels are heading to the Arctic. But they will not be permitted to drill into petroleum-bearing rock until a key piece of blowout response equipment, a capping stack, is on site. The capping stack is carried on the icebreaker Fennica, which arrived early Saturday for repairs in Portland, Oregon. Arctic offshore drilling opponents plan to demonstrate while the Fennica is ...


    By Associated Press

  • Cost effective boiler makeup system using membrane desalination for power plant in dominican republic

    The Facility Andres Power Plant, developed by Caribbean Thermal Electric LLC, is located in Boca Chica, near Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. It is a 300 MW gas fired combined cycle power plant and is one of the largest IPP power plants in the Dominican Republic and will supply electricity to Corporacion Dominicana de Electricidad. The plant consists of two power blocks, which ...

  • Helium Shortage – has the balloon gone up?

    Throughout 2014 an international helium shortage was causing major supply disruptions around the globe. Many customers in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, commercial diving, science, defence and the semiconductor industry were struggling to find reliable sources at any price. And despite the 2013 US Government’s Helium Stewardship Act, the market was ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • The Middle East should think twice about fracking

    Securing energy resources is critical for fuelling development, but deciding which types of energy to invest in will affect a country’s future in many ways — and not all are good when it comes to shale gas. Four countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Climate change and the US energy sector

    As President Obama emphasized in his speech at Georgetown University in June 2013, climate change is happening. It is here, it is now, and as Obama warned, “Our planet is changing in ways that will have profound impacts on all of humankind.” But what are these effects? The President reels off examples: sea levels in New York harbour increasing by a foot in depth over the past century, ...

  • What`s at Stake: The debate over Arctic Drilling

    Royal Dutch Shell is planning to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle's waterfront before they head north - but the petrochemical giant will first have to get around protesters in kayaks and others who want to thwart the new frontier in oil exploration and spark a national debate about fossil fuels and climate change. Here's a look at the debate over Shell's plans to drill in the ...


    By Associated Press

  • On-site water treatment service cuts costs

    After more than two decades in the global oilpatch, Stuart Snydmiller thinks the future for his startup firm is in water, not petroleum. Or at least waste water.Tangent Environmental Technologies, owned with brother Jason and others, has taken existing technologies and put them together into a package that offers huge savings for drilling firms and any industrial operation that needs to process, ...


  • Enhancement of Terrestrial Carbon Sink Potential: A Possible Contribution to Mitigating Global Warming

    Introduction Climate researcher Klaus Hasselmann, Director of the Max-Planck-Institut (MPI) for Meteorology in Hamburg and a project co-ordinator of EC’s Environment and Climate Programme, was one of the first scientists to warn that recently observed global warming trends have a discernible human related forcing component. Climate model calculations show, that global warming is closely related ...


  • Pumps for the Booming FPSO Sector

    In the last few years, several new offshore oil fields have been discovered. The current findings from Petrobras and other companies in the pre-salt province, located in the Brazilian continental shelf, suggest reserves of over 50 billion barrels of oil. Extracting the pre-salt oil is challenging and done increasingly with floating production storage and offloading units (FPSOs). Sulzer offers a ...


    By Sulzer Management Ltd

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