Offshore (1979) is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats on the Thames in Battersea. The novel explores the liminality of people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but are somewhere in between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" ("whom the wind drives, or whom the rain beats, or those who clash with such bitter tongues") comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.
"Offshore", when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under the sea, or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field. There are various types of platform used in the development of offshore oil and gas fields, and subsea facilities.
OCEANCITY — Demonstrators organized an offshore wind protest at the site where work on the project was scheduled to begin on Tuesday ... A group of activists against offshore wind are blocking work at 35th Street in Ocean City, where cables from the wind farm are planned to pass across the beach and under the town.
Curt nodded ... We were approaching Fort Adams, where crowds gathered for the Newport JazzFestival, in full swing. Tempting as it was to hang out a few yards offshore and enjoy the concert, rolling swells and boat wakes made lingering impractical, so we continued paddling around the fort peninsula into Brenton Cove, and pulled ashore at KingPark ... 200. .