WATCHING THE WORLD PLATFORM PROSPECTS NOT SO GLOOMY

Prospects for major platform construction until the end of the decade are not as gloomy as they may look at present from Houston or Aberdeen. So says Jeremy Daniel, director of Infield Systems U.K. Ltd., London, and his colleague, data manager Roger Knight. They identified 334 platforms with topsides larger than 5,000 metric tons planned between now and 2000. Among the possible projects, 301 are steel, 17 concrete, and 15 steel and concrete, while 1 gravel island is planned for the Bohai Sea

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