Posted by BBC News on Saturday, September 30, 2019 17:59:39Dredging has been a long-standing method of shipping oil from the Gulf of Mexico to Asian markets and elsewhere, but it’s become controversial in recent years due to the threat of climate change.
The new technology is meant to reduce the amount of oil in the ocean.
The technology is known as a floating dredge pipe.
It is being developed in China and the US, with the hope that the technology will reduce the need for dredging, while also helping to mitigate the environmental impact of oil spills.
What are the major issues with floating dredges?
Dredging is a major source of oil spill pollution, and the environmental cost of the technology is estimated to be $500 billion.
Some studies have shown that the use of dredge piping can significantly reduce the total amount of crude oil that is transported by sea.
However, these studies were conducted before the advent of the floating dredger technology, and have been criticised by environmental groups and the international community.
What is the environmental benefit of the new technology?
The idea of using floating dredging pipes to reduce ocean oil spillage was first proposed in the late 1990s, when Shell began to develop the technology, known as the Transocean floating platform.
The platform is being constructed in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Singapore.
The platforms are equipped with a specialised floating platform called the Dredge Flotation System, which was designed to capture the oil in and out of the sea and move it to shore.
The Dredges are a platform designed to hold the oil for transport to the terminal for export.
The Transoceans are also the only platforms currently in service to the international market, and are designed to deliver the oil directly to Asian countries.
How does the technology work?
The Transdex platform consists of four large tanks connected to the platform via a conveyor belt.
These four tanks are used to hold approximately 100,000 barrels of oil.
The oil is then moved to the TransdEx platform by a crane, which is connected to a conveyer belt, and hoisted onto the platform.
After the oil is transported, it is transferred through a special pump to a stationary tank that is used to remove the oil from that tank and transport it to a holding tank that holds approximately 1.5 million barrels of crude.
How much is it costing to deploy the technology?
According to a study carried out by the Ocean Conservancy, the cost of deploying the technology for one year at the Singapore port of Changi was $50 million.
This is just the cost for deploying a single tank of oil, and it would cost the company $2.6 billion to deploy this technology at its existing offshore facility in Singapore.
According to the Ocean Conservation Alliance, the costs associated with the deployment of the platform would be approximately $500 million.
What do you think about the technology’s environmental impact?
The technology currently uses the existing technology to hold more than 1.6 million barrels, but the technology could be used for much larger volumes if deployed.
Currently, it takes about 40,000 tons of crude per year to move to Singapore, and a third of that is oil that has already been released into the ocean due to dredging.
In addition, the technology can only be deployed in a relatively small amount of the world’s oceans, and even then it will take about 30 years before it is used for global shipments.
What would be the benefits of deploying a floating dock for oil?
Currently, floating dock technology is used in Singapore to hold about 2.3 million barrels.
A single tank can hold nearly 50 million barrels at one time.
This technology could help the company to reduce costs and increase capacity in the coming years, while at the same time reducing the environmental footprint of its operations.
What other oil companies are investing in the technology and where do they think it will be deployed?
Shell is the only company in the world that has deployed the technology in Singapore, with Transoceans in India, and Dredgs in China.
Shell is also the company that is currently operating the TransOcean platform in Singapore and has also recently begun to deploy it in the Gulf.
BP is currently the only one of the major oil companies in the US to have deployed the TransDex platform in the Pacific, and is also building a platform in New Zealand.