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Description - Offshore Oil Drilling by Nick Hunter

Offshore oil drilling happens around the world. And in shallow waters most people agree that it's a relatively safe practice. But with recent technology oil reserves have been found at depths of a mile or more below the surface leading to a new kind of deepwater offshore drilling. Some people believe this practice is not safe enough and after the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 many more have argued that deepwater drilling should be stopped. But what about the regions and communities whose economies depend on this kind of drilling What about the world's need for oil This book aims to explain the difficulty of extracting oil and covers both sides of the debate on whether or not the risks outweigh the rewards.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781406226652
ISBN-10: 1406226653
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 162mm x mm)
Pages: 56
Imprint: Raintree Publishers
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Publish Date: 13-Jul-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nick Hunter

Nick Hunter has written many non-fiction books for children. He has a degree in Modern History and specializes in writing about history and social studies.

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