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Creating artificial reefs from decommissioned platforms in the North Sea: review of knowledge and proposed programme of research. Vol. 1 of a 2 vol. report. Summary of the main report, with an executive overview

Abstract

In the continuing debate on the decommissioning and disposal of North Sea oil and gas platforms, the use of redundant structures as artificial reefs remains an untried possibility. It has been suggested that selected, clean, inert steel components could be used to create offshore reefs to attract finfish, to the benefit fisheries and fishermen. This might be an innovative and cost-effective use of these ``materials and opportunity``, and therefore should be examined more fully before the predicted 20-30 year period of steady decommissioning activity in the North Sea begins in earnest. This report relates on reviewing the use and effectiveness of artificial reefs, summarize existing knowledge of the reef effect of North Sea platforms, outline possible scenarios for the creation and exploitation of platform reefs in the North Sea, highlight gaps in knowledge, and to propose programmes of work to study the reef effect at an inshore and an offshore site in the North Sea. 5 tabs.
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1997
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
RF-97/194
Reference Number:
SCA: 423000; PA: NW-98:005335; EDB-98:101952; SN: 98002004265
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1997
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; OFFSHORE PLATFORMS; NORTH SEA; REEFS; DECOMMISSIONING; EVALUATION; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; FIELD PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT; UNDERWATER
OSTI ID:
646215
Research Organizations:
Rogalandsforskning, Stavanger (Norway)
Country of Origin:
Norway
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE98777259; ISBN 82-7220-843-1; TRN: NO9805335
Availability:
OSTI as DE98777259
Submitting Site:
NW
Size:
38 p.
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Aabel, Jens Petter, Cripps, Simon, Jensen, Antony, and Picken, Gordon. Creating artificial reefs from decommissioned platforms in the North Sea: review of knowledge and proposed programme of research. Vol. 1 of a 2 vol. report. Summary of the main report, with an executive overview. Norway: N. p., 1997. Web.
Aabel, Jens Petter, Cripps, Simon, Jensen, Antony, & Picken, Gordon. Creating artificial reefs from decommissioned platforms in the North Sea: review of knowledge and proposed programme of research. Vol. 1 of a 2 vol. report. Summary of the main report, with an executive overview. Norway.
Aabel, Jens Petter, Cripps, Simon, Jensen, Antony, and Picken, Gordon. 1997. "Creating artificial reefs from decommissioned platforms in the North Sea: review of knowledge and proposed programme of research. Vol. 1 of a 2 vol. report. Summary of the main report, with an executive overview." Norway.
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title = {Creating artificial reefs from decommissioned platforms in the North Sea: review of knowledge and proposed programme of research. Vol. 1 of a 2 vol. report. Summary of the main report, with an executive overview}
author = {Aabel, Jens Petter, Cripps, Simon, Jensen, Antony, and Picken, Gordon}
abstractNote = {In the continuing debate on the decommissioning and disposal of North Sea oil and gas platforms, the use of redundant structures as artificial reefs remains an untried possibility. It has been suggested that selected, clean, inert steel components could be used to create offshore reefs to attract finfish, to the benefit fisheries and fishermen. This might be an innovative and cost-effective use of these ``materials and opportunity``, and therefore should be examined more fully before the predicted 20-30 year period of steady decommissioning activity in the North Sea begins in earnest. This report relates on reviewing the use and effectiveness of artificial reefs, summarize existing knowledge of the reef effect of North Sea platforms, outline possible scenarios for the creation and exploitation of platform reefs in the North Sea, highlight gaps in knowledge, and to propose programmes of work to study the reef effect at an inshore and an offshore site in the North Sea. 5 tabs.}
place = {Norway}
year = {1997}
month = {Dec}
}