Oil rigs

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

I do seriously think when we commercialise space, the jobs are going to be much more like working for Shell than SpaceX. Someone forward thinking would hire these people to make space tech industrial duty.

The world has a problem with its oil rigs. There are too many of them, and for the first time since the earliest manufacture of seaborne drilling platforms 50 or 60 years ago, decisions are being made about how and where to get rid of them in number. That there should be a sudden surplus is vexing for those invested in undersea drilling: as recently as 2010 the rigs were thought too few.