December 7, 2013

Advent Oil & Gas: Components

Having spent millions and millions of dollars surveying, exploring, appraising, designing, and developing a site, what do we have to show for it?  This depends very much on the type of reservoir.  ‘Oil and gas’ isn’t just one category (or even two), but covers a...

Link to Distillation

Advent Chemistry: Distillation

Distillation has a lot in common with reflux, except that instead of letting the condensate drip back down into the original mixture, you change the layout a bit and collect it into a second flask. Distillation is the usual method of making spirits from weaker...

Compilations

Advent Computing: Compilations

A computer will take a sequence of numbers and interpret them as instructions. It has to – a computer can only store numbers, and the meaning of those numbers (that they’re instructions the computer should perform, rather than, say, ingredient weights for baking a cake) comes...