Toppled platform in-place creates reef in US gulf

Toppling took only 37 sec from first motion to complete submergence of the top portion of the MP 254 platform (Fig. 1).Click here to enlarge imageTo abandon the Main Pass (MP) Block 254 platform in 280-ft water, Spirit Energy 76 cut the jacket at -100 ft subsea and toppled the upper portion, next to the remaining structure. Click here to enlarge imageThis was the company's first in-place toppling of a platform without removing the deck section and possibly also a first for the industry. Click here to enlarge imageSpirit Energy 76 commenced this project for creating an artificial reef on site after working with numerous governmental agencies, including the Alabama Department of Co...

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