Although offshore oil production rose substantially starting in the 1970s, the first such wells date back much further. When and where was the first offshore oil well?
|Around 1891, on piles in the fresh waters of the Grand Lake St. Marys in Ohio.|
|In 1901, on a barge floating in Lake Pontchartrain, La.|
|Sometime before 1905, at the end of a pier in Santa Monica, Calif.|
|In 1907, on an artificial island built in the shallow Caspian Sea in Iran.|
The availability of 3D printing in the University of Cincinnati's fabrication lab is helping mechanical engineering students advance their education while also working on real-world challenges. The printer allows students like Arshad Mohammed to create small models of their projects for testing and avoid the high cost of building full-scale prototypes.
The Navy is considering a containerized weapon system for its amphibious warships, according to Marine Maj. Gen. Tracy W. King. One possible system for that mission is the RGM-184A Naval Strike Missile designated for littoral combat ships and the Constellation-class guided-missile frigate.
Lockheed Martin has delivered its high-energy laser with integrated optical-dazzler and surveillance, or HELIOS, laser weapon system to the Navy for testing aboard a destroyer this year. HELIOS is designed to counter threats posed by small boats and drones.
Raytheon Technologies has agreed to build RIM-66 SM-2 Standard missile systems for Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain and Taiwan. An $8.5 million contract from the US Naval Sea Systems Command provides for long-lead items for the systems.
The USS Theodore Roosevelt will adopt a new home port at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard this summer to undergo maintenance. Puget will be busy with other naval work as well, including final work on the submarines USS Louisiana and USS Michigan.
The Coast Guard's focus is on Polar Security Cutters and Arctic Security Cutters, not nuclear-powered icebreakers, said commandant Adm. Karl Schultz. The White House had previously asked the Coast Guard to investigate the potential to build nuclear-powered icebreakers, but the service has too much on its plate, Schultz said.
The Navy is designing its Constellation-class frigate around existing technologies in a model that, if successful, will guide the design of the so-called DDG Next destroyer, said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday. These projects "have to be world-class efforts that deliver on time, on budget, with the right capacity, with the right capabilities that we need," Gilday said.
The cutting of 110 tons of steel marks the start of work on the Navy's next Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. The ship will be the 33rd of its type for Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division and will be named after Sen. Jeremiah Denton, a Vietnam War veteran and prisoner of war who was awarded the Navy Cross.
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