What is the term for the sinking of the ground when something is extracted from below? Sub-something or other. Anyway, maybe Libya is rapidly converting itself into a lake (the size of Germany?)
posted on 03/02/2004 5:58:23 PM PST
What is the term for the sinking of the ground when something is extracted from below?
Same thing can happen to oil drilling platforms at sea.
I saw a short film about a Phillips Petroleum platform (in the North Sea, IIRC)
that had the ocean-floor sink enough after pumping out a lot of oil that the
company had to put HUGHMONGOUS hydraulic jacks on the platform legs...then jack up
the platform so that the raging waves wouldn't destroy it.
posted on 03/02/2004 6:12:35 PM PST
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