Offshore Decommissioning - A Comment
Article from: OGEL 2 (2003), in Decommissioning
The end phase on offshore oil and gas developments have been variously characterised as 'abandonment', 'decommissioning' and recommissioning'. The various terminologies reflects the evolving thinking that have driven technical and regulatory understanding on the best way to deal with disused offshore structures. This shift in thinking moves from the situation in which disused structures might be left alone, partially removed/toppled onto the seabed, partially removed to shore and complete removal with onshore disposal. Reusing disused structures at nearby or other oil field locations and ...