Structures and Maintenance

Mercury rising in Gulf of Mexico structure removals

Apr 11, 2016

Mercury, typically found in high concentrations in hydrocarbons in southeast Asia and South America, has been “popping up” more often in deepwater projects in some areas of the Gulf of...

Quantifying value of disused offshore structures a ‘silver bullet’ for industry

Mar 1, 2016

The arguments for leaving offshore infrastructure in situ following decommissioning are well-known, although a North Sea ban on this practice proves external stakeholders are not...

In world’s largest archipelago, rigs breathe life into tourism

Feb 16, 2016

Tourism trails only oil and gas, coal and a handful of other extractive industries as the largest source of revenues in Indonesia. The sector stands to receive a further boost under...

Marine salvage offers lessons in cost reduction to platform owners

Feb 2, 2016

Whether a sunken ship or an oil rig, there are only so many ways to lift an object weighing thousands of tons from the seafloor; which is why the oil and gas industry can look to...

Info flow key to efficient platform modifications: Safety expert

Sep 24, 2015

Companies must look to improve information flows between departments to avoid planning and execution issues on major platform alterations, Conrad De Souza, one of the UK Health and...

UK Decom workforce boosted by Skills Charter

Apr 29, 2015

Decom North Sea, the UK body representing the offshore decommissioning industry, has signed the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board’s (ECITB) Skills Charter, DNS said in a...

UK operators and taxpayers can save in the long run

Apr 10, 2015

Coupled with falling oil prices, decommissioning costs in the North Sea are coming up above the original budget. This puts operators with oil and gas platforms in the region, such as...

Floating structures – reuse or scrap?

Mar 13, 2015

The decommissioning of floating structures should be four parts planning to every one part execution, says InterMoor’s Dusan Curic, who helped lay the Red Hawk down.


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