Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Not all Oil Platforms are platforms!

News today of a fire on a North Sea "Oil Platform". Only the platform isn't a platform, it's an oil rig. There is a difference. The Ocean Guardian is a drilling rig used for exploration, possibly for development drilling, but not for production. It floats, therefore cannot be considered a platform s.s. (there are floating production platforms but this isn't one of them).

I don't know why the media always gets this wrong. But I start to wonder about media accuracy when they never get things right that I know about, casting grave doubts on everything I know little about that is reported as fact.