October 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Work Organization and Labor Law



The following is a excerpt from a large government doc**ent on the Lousiana Offshore Oil Industry. Enjoy.

As the processes and techniques associated with underwater construction evolved, a very

specialized labor force was required. Though some jobs, such as…

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Diving as a Factor in Offshore Oil and Gas Development (Part 4)



The diving bell provides physical protection for the diver and a more comfortable environment

within which to undergo decompression. However, though it enables the diver to descend to

deeper depths and facilitates the return to the surface, it does not significantly alter the time on…

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Diving as a Factor in Offshore Oil and Gas Development (Part 3)



To meet the goal of increased bottom time and more rapid ascent, both mechanical and

biochemical problems had to be overcome. Under pressure, the density of air increases and

impairs breathing by reducing the mechanical efficiency of the lungs. Divers’ bodies absorb…

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Diving as a Factor in Offshore Oil and Gas Development (Part 2)



Outside the industry, the U.S. Navy was the principal source of technology and personnel. As

early as the 1930’s, the Navy began experimenting with gas mixtures that would allow divers to

go deeper and stay underwater longer. Diving was an important responsibility of the Navy in…

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Added by Dive Diva on October 5, 2010 at 11:12am — No Comments

Diving as a Factor in Offshore Oil and Gas Development (Part1)



The following is an excerpt from a government doc**ent on the Louisiana Offshore Olifields. It gives a historical insight of the evolution of GOM oilfield divers and the ADCI. Enjoy.

The first diving operations in the Gulf of Mexico were little more than topside jobs completed…

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Added by Dive Diva on October 5, 2010 at 11:05am — No Comments

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