Barge decommissioning concept unveiled

Barge decommissioning concept unveiled

Longitude Engineering, aspecialist engineering consultancy and part of the London Offshore Consultants (LOC) Group, has developed a cost effective decommissioning barge concept for the removal of small oil and gas platforms for PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP), a subsidiary of the Thai state owned oil company.

The primary aim of the works was to develop a viable and cost-effective alternative to conventional reverse installation through the use of heavylift crane barges, for the removal of the topsides and jackets. The focus being the removal of 90-100 of PTTEP’s minimum facilities platform assets in the Gulf of Thailand, which have topside weights up to 800 tonnes and jacket dry weight up to 1,000 tonnes.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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