In the coming 6th Annual Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit, a salvage recovery expert will present innovative techniques for the development of the global salvage industry particularly for offshore decommissioning.
Dutch salvage expert Jelle Lanting of Manmoet Salvage BV believes that salvage companies have to be ‘terribly creative’ when it comes to offshore decommissioning in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). “For those companies who construct offshore oil and gas infrastructure, salvage companies are not regarded as proven,” the commercial manager said, “but the fact is we have to be terribly creative in dealing with a host of unknowns in totally unique situations.”
The techniques that he proposed include creating buoyancy in sunken structures to partially refloat them for greater maneuverability, and modularization of hydraulic chain pullers and other equipments.
Mr. Lanting is expected to address the Annual Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit which is slated to commence this March 10-12, 2014 in Houston. Aside from tackling issues regarding these recovery techniques, the gathering will provide delegates with market forecasts and expert perspectives on the challenges of GOM decommissioning.
The knowledge gained in the summit would prove to be useful in the offshore industry and additional training for those involve.
Source: Maritime Executive