A long pipe in the centre of the tower penetrates the ocean bed until it reaches the layer that contains oil.
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Machinery that pumps crude oil to the surface
The products of oil refining include diesel oil, petrol and lubricants.
This animation demonstrates the main sources of air pollution: agriculture, industry and urban settlements.
Human activity increases the greenhouse effect and leads to global warming.
The design and structure of modern houses play an important role in environmental protection.
Tower cranes are machines used for lifting loads weighing up to several tonnes.
At the end of the 18th century, mining boomed because of the great need for raw materials in the dynamically developing industry.
The Troll A is an offshore natural gas platform, the largest offshore platform ever built: it rises about 170 metres above water level, weighs 656,000...
Oil tankers appeared in the late 19th century; today they are among the largest ships.
As opposed to underground mines, in open-pit mines the layers covering coal are removed, coal is extracted on the surface.
This animation explains the technology of shale gas extraction.
Tsunami waves are very high waves of immense destructive power.
As opposed to opencast mines, in underground mines the layers covering coal are not removed, coal is extracted from mine shafts.
The German engineer Rudolf Diesel patented the diesel engine in 1893.
This animation demonstrates the type of engine most commonly used in cars.
A solid substance formed at low temperatures on the ocean floors of Earth by the high pressure.
A two-stroke engine is a type of internal combustion engine with a cycle of only two (power) strokes.
A type of rotary engine of high efficiency