Four Pile Removal with a Jacket Reef- WC 557C
Gulf of Mexico
- Manson removed the platform with the derrick barge E.P. PAUP
- Platform weight: Deck 451 tons | Jacket 634 tons
- Water depth: 200’
- Project site located 100 miles offshore
- The structure was towed to a designated site, placed on the seafloor and toppled to a horizontal position as part of an artificial reef
The purpose of this project was to decommission an 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.