Realising the Potential for Re-use or Re-sale
Operators of the platforms are generally making no financial return on decommissioning. So….
Is there an effective way to turn these challenges into opportunities?
The Digital North Sea will identify facilities that are coming out of service and quickly realise any potential for re-use.
By creating a digital copy of both topsides and subsea facilities, in a real time visual, inventories can be accessed showing status, condition, age, criticality and risk. By using these inventories, we can quickly establish the viability for re-use and, given enough time to market, these opportunities can be shared.
Options may include Platforms being stripped of existing processes whilst retaining primary steel, decks, cranes, helidecks, safety systems, communications and living quarters, and be repurposed. Individual packages could be sold on and we could even get down to the ‘pooling’ of spares.