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OFFSHORE CONFUSION.

Engineers involved in offshore oil and gas production are all too wearily accustomed to the mass media's inability to understand the difference between an offshore production platform and a drilling rig.

Sentences such as "If drilling equipment fails it can lead to a whole site being shut down ... Lost production costs can run into millions" sadly confirm that this lack of understanding extends to this magazine. "Drilling for value" may be a cute headline --but it is misleading and misrepresents the industry's challenges (Professional Engineering No 8,2018). Gregory King, Aberdeen

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Title Annotation:YOUR VOICE: Our readers on energy options, heavyweight vehicles, and the future of university education for engineers
Author:King, Gregory
Publication:Professional Engineering Magazine
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Mar 1, 2019
Words:109
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