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Review of the hazards and management control issues in abandonment safety cases. B. Bamidele. Offshore Tech. Rept., OTH-547, publ'd September 1997, Health Safety Exec., HSE Books, numerous tables, 46 pages, price #25 (ISBN 0-7176-1429-8).

This independent review by Lloyd's Register briefly discusses the relevance of issues identified during the study. All the issues are listed by activities and operations. They comprise well plugging and decommissioning, cutting of conductors and appurtenances, disconnecting, purging and sealing pipelines and risers, removal of unwanted materials such as toxic hydrocarbons, asbestos, radioactive substance, making process trains safe for subsequent operations, and final shutdown of facilities. Dismantling of topsides, leaving installation in place, dismantling and removal of jacket, complete removal from seabed, loading to means of transport to land or sea, and unloading of same, are also listed. 5 refs.

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