TITLE

Contractors must adapt to changing priorities for platform removal

AUTHOR(S)
Beckman, Jeremy
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Offshore;Jun2006, Vol. 66 Issue 6, p90
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the study regarding platform removal by the Institute of Marine Contractors in Great Britain. According to the study, about 15-25 platform rigs a year will have to be removed in the country's sector alone. In such conditions, contractors must adapt to changing priorities for platform removal. With the emergence of new technologies for decommissioning, specialist contractors could be forced to re-establish their credentials in this sector. The Institute stressed the industry's need for a greater guidance on removal procedures, particularly in cases where pipelines cross.
ACCESSION #
21446689

 

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