Oil rigs are built to withstand decades at sea – taking them apart is as tough as they are

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Abstract

More than 40 years since oil first flowed from the Forties oil field, many North Sea fields are coming to the end of their productive lives. This means that platforms must be decommissioned and dismantled, the wells capped. But when a rig is built to withstand all the elements can throw at it, they’re not going to come apart easily.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2016

Keywords

  • Engineering
  • Oil and gas
  • North Sea oil

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