Drilling for oil in shallow waters is less risky and easier to repair if damaged because divers are able to reach the well. Shallow water rigs have legs that reach the bottom of the sea floor and have blow-out preventers (BOPs) above the surface of the water that are accessible for inspection, maintenance and repair, and can be controlled either remotely or manually in case of an emergency. These wells are drilled in known areas and mature reservoirs.
Related Journals of Shallow Water Equation
Hydrology: Current Research, Journal of Hydrogeology & Hydrologic Engineering, Water Resources Research, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management - ASCE, Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology, Marine and Freshwater Research, Journal of Marine Systems, Marine Geology