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.
Bibliographical noteRichard Neilson has received funding from ITF for research on underwater cutting methods.
- Oil and gas
- North Sea oil