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Reduce, reuse, recycle: decommissioning oil platforms

The global decommissioning of ageing oil and gas facilities is projected to be a $42 billion market by 2024, led by the UK North Sea. Decommissioning is a massive challenge in its sheer scale and complexity. But it also harbours exciting opportunities for the marine environment and the transition to a low-carbon energy system.

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  • How oil platforms are brought back to shore and recycled.
  • The scale of the decommissioning challenge.
  • Opportunities for repurposing old platforms in new, surprising ways to support the marine environment and the energy transition.


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Posted by Thierry Gregorius, Principal GIS Consultant