• Question: How do you extract fuel from the seabed?

    Asked by HI to Ashwanth on 15 Jun 2016.
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      Ashwanth Vijay answered on 15 Jun 2016:

      Crude oil and natural gas occur in ‘pockets’ under the ground. Sometimes the deposits are found under the sea bed. Like other deposits, they are extracted by drilling a hole down through the rocks into the oil or gas. For undersea deposits, the drills are mounted on a platform called a drilling rig. The oil or gas is usually pumped ashore through pipelines.