U.K. firm unveils new platform design

Arup Energy, the offshore engineering unit of Over Arup & Partners, London, has unveiled a low-cost "self-installing" oil production platform concept. The design comes in five different versions for water depths up to 110 m and comprises a topsides mounted by means of jackable legs on a seabed storage tank structure. An Arup official told OGJ the concept is based on a design originally called Australian Concrete Elevation (ACE). The ACE name has since been adopted as a brand name, although one

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