Four Pile Removal with a Jacket Reef – EI 254 A
Gulf of Mexico
- Manson removed the platform with the derrick barge E.P. PAUP
- Platform weight: Deck 595 tons | Jacket 450 tons
- Water depth: 139’
- Project site located 80 miles offshore
- The structure was towed to a designated site at EI 273, placed on the seafloor and toppled to a horizontal position as part of an artificial reef
This project removed a four pile oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The topside of the structure was removed and scrapped while the jacket and pile structure was towed to an artificial reef site as part of a program called Rigs-to-Reef. This program is an ecological way to recycle these structures as they provide new habitats for fish and marine mammals.