When the oil companies arrived in Scotland in the s, they had never before dared to bring oil up from beneath such deep and stormy waters as the North Sea. It would take colossal engineering, new technology and huge egos to step up to the challenge.4/4(1). Fool's Gold book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This is a survey of the essentially disastrous handling of North Sea oil - sto 4/5(2). Brad Matsen brilliantly reminds us how steep by the dramatic telling of Death & Oil, the true story of the Piper Alpha Disaster on the North Sea. Here is a heart-wrenching drama you can never find in a fictional account. Like many of his other books, Matsen's style always reflects his love of the sea. You perceive his tone throughout the book/5(13). Book Description. Written by the leading expert in UK petroleum economics, this study provides a new, unique, in-depth analysis of the development of British policies towards the North Sea oil and gas industry from the early s to the early s.
This encyclopaedic book is the only book that comprehensively covers the petroleum geology of the North Sea. It can be found on the shelves of every professional North Sea geologist, offshore geologist/mudlogger and petroleum lecturer /5(2). Piper Alpha was an oil production platform in the North Sea approximately miles ( km) north-east of Aberdeen, Scotland, that was operated by Occidental Petroleum (Caledonia) Limited. It began production in , initially as an oil-only platform but later converted to add gas production. An explosion and resulting oil and gas fires destroyed Piper Alpha on 6 July , Cause: Explosion. The geology of the North Sea describes the geological features such as channels, trenches, and ridges today and the geological history, plate tectonics, and geological events that created them. The basement of the North Sea was formed in an intraplate setting during the Precambrian. Rigid blocks were overlaid with various depositions, sands and salts. This list of oil and gas fields of the North Sea contains links to oil and natural gas reservoirs beneath the North terms of the oil industry, "North Sea oil" often refers to a larger geographical set, including areas such as the Norwegian Sea and the UK "Atlantic Margin" (west of Shetland) which are not, strictly speaking, part of the North Sea.
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