Offshore Drilling Platforms
For offshore drilling, it is crucial to construct a platform to maximize the drills' extraction, while at the same time ensuring the safety of the workers by compensating for the water's natural movement. When the drills are in operation, there is a subsea drilling template that connects the underwater well to the floating platform.
Like onshore drilling, offshore drilling employs rotary drilling as its primary means to unearth crude oil. Rotary drilling is not much different that drilling that you would do around your house, it is only conducted on a larger scale. The idea is to cut into the earth using Steel Tooth Rotary Bits or diamond studded drill bits to reach the reserve. Once the reserve has been drilled, the product can be removed and sent to the refinery for processing.
Advances in drilling and production technology have increased the possibility that offshore platforms can be controlled from an onshore location. Including a function to control the automatic shutoff that will minimize pollution.