Tony Denton - Engineer at the cutting edge of oil exploration

An outstanding offshore engineer, Tony Denton, who has died aged 63, had a part in some of the 20th century's most exciting and significant work in his field. He was on board the first drilling platform in the hostile conditions of the North Sea. On the Statfjord-B project, he was responsible for the lift of the 40,000-tonne integrated dock and the tow of an 825,000-tonne concrete platform.

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