BEIJING -- China has made solid efforts to ensure its energy supply and expand its production capacity, authorities said on Wednesday.
Nation has intensified research projects for exploration, discovery to fulfil strategic needs
China will need to enhance research into deep earth sciences to fulfill some of the country's biggest strategic needs, from finding and utilizing underground resources to predicting and mitigating natural disasters, experts said.
Shenhai Yihao platform aims to boost nation's maritime resource development
On June 25, Shenhai Yihao, the world's first 100,000 ton deep-sea, semi-submersible oil production and storage platform, began drilling at Lingshui 17-2, an offshore gas field located 150 kilometers south of Hainan island in the South China Sea.