Solutions

Jacket buoyancy recovery

Sector

Entry TRL

Target TRL

Decommissioning

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3

Project summary

We are supporting Ardent’s development efforts to apply their best practices in removing Jacket structures using Buoyancy Systems to float-off and tow jacket structures, to a reception facility for disposal.

The buoyancy float and tow techniques successfully applied in the marine sector, are being further refined to be suitable for the oil and gas industry and allow onshore demolition at UK decommissioning yards, with draft limited quaysides.

This technology could have significant potential cost efficiencies in the removal of jacket structures, across the North Sea and other regions where decommissioning activities are planned.