Shell receives Brent spar buoy disposal plans

Shell U.K. Exploration & Production, operating joint venture for Shell U.K. Ltd. and Esso Exploration & Production U.K. Ltd., has received nine detailed proposals for disposal of the Brent spar loading buoy. The proposals have been submitted by six contractors or groups that were shortlisted in January to develop fully 11 ideas out of an original 30 outline plans submitted (OGJ, Jan. 20, 1997, p. 24). Shell/Esso said since then a plan to use the derelict buoy's hull as a dock gate and one to use the topsides as an onshore training center have been dropped by the contractor groups concerned. The operator aims to publish full details of the proposals, including costs, a...

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