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Brazil, China, India and private companies like Nautilus are gearing up for the run to the last frontier left on the planet



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http://nextbigfuture.com/2011/07/deep-sea-mud-in-pacific-ocean-as.html

http://www.nautilusminerals.com/i/pdf/TD_Newcrest_conference_Jan2011.pdf

Look at that !  remember the - vent base alpha thread - deep sea mining and seasteading...

SOLWARA-img1.jpg . FF_204_atlantis1_f.jpg . Deep_sea_vent_chemistry_diagram.jpg .

remember Brazil and Petrobras - presalt oil - deep sea drilling - china going for deepsea mining...

Remember the discussion of ocean floor mining legal situation just a few months ago... things seem to change quickly...

 

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Sete Brasil was designed to help meet Brazil's goal of building drilling rigs domestically while taking some of the financial burden of their construction off Petrobras.

Investors in the firm include banks Santander, Bradesco, BTG Pactual and Caixa Economica Federal, as well as Brazilian pension funds such as Previ, Petrobras said in a statement. Petrobras will own a stake of less than 10% in the operation.

The rigs are due to be in operation by 2015.

Petrobras is commissioning 28 deep-water drilling rigs to be built in Brazil as part of efforts to spur the local oil services industry and the expansion of domestic shipyards.

Acquiring those rigs is a key part of its five-year, 224 billion US dollars business plan that is focused on the deep-water offshore region known as the sub-salt -- believed to hold as much as 100 billion barrels of oil buried beneath the ocean's surface.

However critics say building the rigs locally will boost Petrobras costs and slow development of the offshore reserves.

Petrobras also revealed on Monday that during the first quarter it had quickened the pace of drilling in the offshore Santos Basin.

During the first quarter, the company drilled eight wells in the Santos Basin, home to the vast region known as the sub-salt. That compares to a total of 20 wells drilled in the area between 2007 and 2010, said Santos Basin, Chief Financial Officer Almir Barbassa.

“That gives an idea of the rhythm of growth that we have in the Santos Basin,” Barbassa told reporters during an earnings presentation. “We have six rigs working there now, and by the end of the year we're going to increase that number”.

Petrobras plans to nearly double oil output in Brazil by 2020 with ambitious plans to develop the sub-salt.

The area has become a new frontier for energy exploration even though its technically challenging fields lie at depths of as much as 7 kilometres below the ocean's surface.

source:   http://en.mercopress.com/2011/05/17/brazilian-banks-and-funds-create-company-to-build-deep-water-rigs-for-petrobras

....are we a bit late?

Wil



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BRASILIA, Jan 15 (Commodity Online): Brazil is chalking out plans to build a multi-billion-dollar underwater base to guard its offshore hydrocarbon resources and to explore farther into the sea for minerals under the seabed.

A string of commercially viable finds of oil and gas deposits on the high seas have given impetus to government plans to exploit the sea within and beyond the country's territorial waters.

Various plans for making the most of offshore hydrocarbon resources are in place and most plans involve close collaboration between the government, the state-run hydrocarbons industry and the defense establishment.

Plans for an underwater "lab" or "platform" involve the government and the Brazilian navy, both of which are interested in setting up a marine outpost on the edge of Brazil's territorial waters, allowing deeper access to the sea.

The idea is to place an oceanographic lab at Brazil´s most remote maritime frontier to have a continuous presence and dominate an area in which hidden natural riches go beyond the pre-salt layers, the Marine Technology Reporter said.

At the edge of the continental platform, around 350 nautical miles from the coast, the potential for mineral reserves under the seabed is considered to be very high, said the magazine.

source: http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/more.php?news_id=123000

 

I assume that this will be a tube structure that leads down from the surface similar to Troll A, combined with a submarine station like the one in the pictures...

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more about concrete tubular structures for deep sea habitats here

more about how to build such structures here - the making of the rion-antirion bridge pylon video...

Wil

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China gets ISBA nod for deep sea mining in Indian Ocean
Press Trust of India / New Delhi September 05, 2011, 17:18 IST
 

China's application to carry out deep sea mining and exploration activities in South-West Indian Ocean Ridge has been approved by International Seabed Authority, Parliament was informed today.

Replying to a question in Lok Sabha on the implication of Chinese dominance in Indian Ocean, Defence Minister AK Antony said, "Government keeps a constant watch on all developments concerning our national security and commercial interest and it takes all necessary measures to safe guard them."

Antony informed Parliament that the China Ocean Mineral Resources Research and Development Association (COMRA) has filed its application with the International Seabed Authority (ISBA) for Deep Sea Mining Exploration Licence and for approval of its plan.

China has sought approval for exploring polymetallic sulphides in South-West Indian Ocean Ridge.

"The application has been approved by the International Seabed Authority in July 2011," the Minister said.

Meanwhile, Minister of State for Defence MM Pallam Raju, replying to a question on security implications of import from China, said government has advised Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) to ensure that components of encryption products manufactured by it are not imported from China.

"Government has taken cognizance of security implications of import of electronic components from China, especially while manufacturing encryption products," Raju said.

Raju said, "BEL, a Defence Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU) which is a manufacturer of strategic defence electronics system has been advised to ensure that components of encryption products manufactured by it are not imported from China."

http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/china-gets-isba-nod-for-deep-sea-mining-in-indian-ocean/146011/on



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A new run to unexplored territory with faboulous riches is sheduled. Those who develop the vessels to get there ( Galeons then - Undersea tech now) will be the owners of a new economic empires.

A opportunity to be the East India Company of the oceanic empire if you would play the cards right and focus on developing core technology and ocean asociated business models. Richad Branson is already in with Virgin Oceanic...

While we are talking about legal issues - China, India, Brazil is gearing up seriously...



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China's national deep-sea base to begin construction this year
English.news.cn 2011-05-16 16:40:01 FeedbackPrintRSS

QINGDAO, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Construction of China's national deep-sea base is expected to begin this year in eastern Shandong Province, officials there said Monday.

Initial planning for the base has been finished and detailed construction plans are being drafted, said Liu Baohua, director of the base's administrative center.

The construction work will start after the State Ocean Administration (SOA) approves the construction plans, said Liu.

Located in east China's coastal city of Qingdao, the base will cost 495 million yuan (76.2 million U.S. dollars) and will be a multi-functional institution that will aid China in its study and exploration of the ocean, according to Liu.

Scientists believe that the area's seabeds hold abundant deposits of rare metals and methane hydrate, a solidified form of natural gas that may serve as a new source of energy.

The base will also serve as a ground support station for a submersible vehicle nicknamed "Jiaolong," which reached a record depth of 3,759 meters during test runs conducted last year, according to Liu.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-05/16/c_13877396.htm



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"The deposits have a heavy concentration of rare earths," team leader Yasuhiro Kato told Reuters. "Just one square kilometre of deposits will be able to provide one-fifth of the current global annual consumption."

Given that the US Geological Survey estimates world reserves of rare earths at 110 million tonnes, the amount found deep beneath the ocean seemed a game-changer. The Industrial Mineral Corporation of Australia (IMCA) says total world production of rare earths was 100,000 tonnes last year. Consumption was 115,000 tonnes. The shortfall was filled from stockpiles or by illegal exports from China, which produces over 95 per cent of the global supply.

 

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Definitly a gamechanger - thanks for this great post.

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