Shell reveals decommissioning plans

Proposals for retiring oil installations in the North Sea have been published for consultation by Shell. The oil company wants to leave the legs of four rigs along with their contents at the Brent field site.

Shell has four installations in the area, north-east of Shetland. At their peak, they delivered 500,000 barrels of oil a day but almost all of the resources that can be recovered economically have been extracted.

The proposals from the Anglo-Dutch multinational include securing 154 wells, removing the tops from all four platforms, recovering debris ...

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