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Canadian mining company Nautilus Minerals has reached an agreement with the government of Papua New Guinea to begin mining an area of seabed believed to be rich in gold and copper ores, according to the BBC. Under the terms of the agreement, Papua New Guinea will contribute $120 million to the operation and receive a 15 percent share in the mine. Environmentalists say the mine will devastate the area and cause long-lasting damage to the environment. The BBC reports that "the mine will target an area of hydrothermal vents where superheated, highly acidic water emerges from the seabed, where it encounters far colder and more alkaline seawater, forcing it to deposit high concentrations of minerals." The report continues: The result is that the seabed is formed of ores that are far ric...
Oceans cover 70 percent of the earth's surface, but only a fraction of the undersea world has been explored. On this episode of TechKnow, Phil Torres joins a team of scientists on a special expedition to explore and uncover the mysteries at the bottom of the ocean floor. "What we are doing is similar to astronauts and planetary scientists just trying to study life on another planet," says Beth Orcutt, a senior research scientist. The journey begins in Costa Rica aboard the R/V Atlantis, a research vessel operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. From there, Phil gets the chance to take a dive with Alvin, a deep-water submersible capable of taking explorers down to 6,000 metres (20,000 feet) under the sea. Commissioned in 1964, Alvin has a celebrated history, locating an une...
Gold alone found on the sea floor is estimated to be worth $150 trn. But the cost to the planet of extracting it could be severe. Check out Economist Films: http://films.economist.com/ Check out The Economist’s full video catalogue: http://econ.st/20IehQk Like The Economist on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEconomist/ Follow The Economist on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theeconomist Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theeconomist/ Follow us on LINE: http://econ.st/1WXkOo6 Follow us on Medium: https://medium.com/@the_economist
Animation of deepwater drilling
Basic of deep water drilling
The world’s most advanced diamond exploration vessel has officially launched in Namibia. See how the SS Nujoma is searching for diamonds. 💎 You can find out more about Anglo American here: http://www.angloamerican.com http://www.facebook.com/angloamerican http://www.twitter.com/angloamerican http://www.flickr.com/photos/angloamerican http://www.slideshare.com/angloamerican http://www.linkedin.com/company/anglo-american
VideoRay RI (Reacquire Identify) CoPilot by SeeByte uses sonar, navigation and vehicle control combined as a live control capable of going to a preset surface or subsurface target location using coordinates, run a preset search route, or go automatically to "point and click" locations in route. Pilots can autonomously follow pre-defined sorties or maintain a station in currents exceeding 1 knot and rough sea conditions. With RI CoPilot, operators can detect, acquire and classify, all during the same sortie. BlueView imaging sonar identifies underwater objects in a user-selectable operation and allows long range target detection in turbid or black waters and close-in target classification, all in real time. With precise bottom track data provided by the Teledyne DVL (Doppler Velocity Log)...
At the beginning of 2014 Island Offshore with their partner Baker Hughes entered a back- to-back agreement with VTT Maritime who had been awarded a contract for ground core sampling above – in what is to be – the world’s longest (25,5 km) and deepest (385m) subsea road tunnel, named Rogfast. Together with the end client Statens Vegvesen, (“Norwegian Public Roads Administration”), it was decided that Island Offshore’s new coiled tubing drilling method should be applied. Subsequently, Island Offshore has successfully started the revolutionary application of Coiled Tubing Drilling technology in Boknafjorden north of Stavanger, Norway, utilizing a monohull vessel. This system can construct high angles in the well over a very short distance (up to 15 degrees over 30 meter drilled hole). In or...
Suncor employee Zeid talks about why he loves the engineer-in-training program --- from working on great projects like Reclamation, Wapisaw and Tro, to working directly with management. Plus, working in Fort McMurray offers activities like jogging, hiking and swimming. To find out more about careers, visit http://www.suncor.com/careers.
Eco-Break is dedicated to finding better and more economical solutions for the Mining and Civil Engineering industries in their rock breaking needs. Eco-break cartridges are designed to break rocks or concrete using high-pressure gas. This propellant-based method puts out low levels of vibration, noise and energy and is therefore also environmentally (eco-) friendly.
A compilation of subsea 3D renders and animation work we have been involved in recently for Velocious. A subsea engineering company established in Perth, Western Australia, in 2006, Velocious has grown rapidly to become a leading global player within the dynamic subsea engineering sector.