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End of line for platform.

SHELL'S giant Brent Bravo platform has been removed from the North Sea.

The single-piece removal of the 25,000 tonne topsides was completed on Tuesday morning.

Shell has used Allseas Pioneering Spirit to remove the platform.

The entire operation took four hours, from positioning the vessel around the platform to the moment of the lift, although the actual "fast lift" took only nine seconds", said Allseas.

Brent Bravo is the second of four platforms, after Brent Delta in 2017, to be decommissioned and removed from the Brent oil and gas field.

Allseas said the 410ft tall, 230ft wide structure was being transported to a location off the coast of Hartlepool. The Brent field lies about 115 miles north-east of Shetland and started production in 1976. It is the home of the international benchmark standard for crude oil used today.

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Publication:Evening Express (Aberdeen,Scotland)
Date:Jun 20, 2019
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