Shell Expro unveils spar disposal plans

Short list of Brent Spar Disposal Options [.pdf format] Shell U.K. Exploration & Production has disclosed a short list of six contractors chosen to develop detailed plans for disposal of the derelict Brent spar oil storage buoy. The spar was used to store oil in U.K. North Sea Brent field before export pipelines were installed. Efforts to dump the buoy off Northwest Britain were halted by an international protest in 1995 (OGJ, June 26, 1995, p. 21). In mid-1996, Shell Expro, the operating joint venture of Shell U.K. Ltd. and Esso Exploration & Production U.K. Ltd., asked 19 contractors to provide 30 outline disposal plans (OGJ, Aug. 19, 1996, p. 39). From these, Shell Expro ha...

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