How Brent Spar Disposal Cost Estimates Compare. (28569 bytes) Shell U.K. Exploration & Production (Expro) plans to dump its Brent field spar offshore loading buoy in Jeep water off Northwest Britain this year. The U.K government and operations view the project as a test case for platform dumping. Expro's best practicable environmental option study for abandonment of the spar considered six options: horizontal dismantling and onshore disposal, vertical dismantling and onshore disposal, infield disposal, deepwater disposal, refurbishment and reuse, and continued maintenance. An earlier revie...

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