Oil platform

large offshore structure with oil drilling and related facilities

An oil platform is a large structure placed in the sea. It is used to drill for oil or natural gas at the bottom of the sea. The platform may be attached to the sea floor (stationary)or it might be movable(mobile).

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In general, oil platforms are located on the continental shelf. As of 2006, drilling for resources up to 8km away from the platform was possible.