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    Studies for North Sea jacket removals awarded

    News // April 12, 2002
    Members of the Decommissioning Technology Forum (DTF) consisting of TotalFinaElf, Shell, BP and Kerr McGee have awarded SeaMetric International two studies for lifting and removal of jackets in the North Sea by using the Twin Marine Lifter (TML) system.

    The main elements to be studied are: preparatory work, cutting and rigging; TML system rigging; preparation of preliminary marine operations procedures; preparation of schedule and cost estimates; safety and environmental studies; 3D - computer simulation of the operations; presentation and issue of study reports.

    Jacket removal operations both in the Norwegian as well as UK sector will be studied.

    SeaMetric International AS is among a number of companies trying to pre-qualify for the removal of the two Phillips Petroleum platforms, and has joined forces with Halliburton AS and Stolt Offshore AS for this purpose.

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