Offshore (1979) is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats on the Thames in Battersea. The novel explores the liminality of people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but are somewhere in between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" ("whom the wind drives, or whom the rain beats, or those who clash with such bitter tongues") comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.
"Offshore", when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under the sea, or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field. There are various types of platform used in the development of offshore oil and gas fields, and subsea facilities.
SHANGHAI ...China's blue-chip CSI300 index ended down 3.53% at its lowest close since November, extending Monday's 3.2% selloff. Losses spanned the financial, consumer staples and real estate sectors ... The offshore yuan also whipsawed lower, blasting through the 6.5 level to a low of 6.5225 per dollar, down more than 0.6% from a day earlier. .
A huge fire has erupted off the Caspian Sea coast of Azerbaijan, where the Central Asian nation operates vast offshore oil and gas fields, amid conflicting reports of blasts and official insistence that "no incidents" have occurred at the platforms ... on an offshore platform.
A huge explosion shook the Caspian Sea area late Sunday where Azerbaijan has vast offshore oil and gas fields. The blast, that sent plumes of black smoke and flames into the sky, was caused by a mud volcano ... “There were no accidents on offshore platforms and industrial ...
Offshore wind power more important now. The upcoming wind farm will be a mere blur on the horizon and a blast of clean renewable power for Long Island and our country. Praise to PresidentJoe Biden for prioritizing new offshore wind leases, already welcomed by Gov.
Priti Patel’s plan for an offshore processing centre has been blasted (Picture... Britain has never had an offshore immigration processing centre before and it remains unclear where any site would be, despite the plans first being revealed in March ... But the idea of a overseas processing centre has been blasted by campaigners and rights groups.
MIAMI — A catastrophic structural failure can take place in a flash. Determining what went wrong and why is a slow and agonizing process. Experts interviewed by The Miami Herald said the investigation of the Champlain TowersSouth, likely to ... .
A fortunately timed satellite passing over New Zealand'sWhite Island volcano during its deadly 2019 eruption may have unlocked clues to predicting future blasts ... In December 2019, the offshore Whakaari volcano erupted with tour groups on the island ... "This led to its eventual bursting, like a pressure-cooker lid being blasted off.
If you heard a horn once, twice, or up to 12 times Monday night, it was the steamship WilfredSykes coming in to Grand Haven’s port with a load of slag for Meekhof’s D&M. The Sykes spent most of the day anchored offshore and, if the horn blasts were any indication, was very pleased to make its fifth visit of the season ... .
Hamas is a Palestinian Islamic Brotherhood group that was established in Gaza in 1987... Hamas targeted six Israeli airbases and airports and offshore oil platforms ... Rocket attacks directed at Israel’s Tamar offshore oilfield, however, blasted without causing any damage ... On May 13 Hamas launched the Shihab drones targeting offshore oil platforms ... .
A cold air mass has blown in from Antarctica, sending temperatures plummeting and widespread snowfall all the way up to the Queensland border ... (Steven Saphore/AAPImage) ... However, the icy blast will begin to move offshore during June 11, likely meaning June 10 is the last chance for snow chasers to catch the spectacle outside the alpine regions ... .