North Sea, platform maintenance: Prevention is better than cure. Peter Millar. Petroleum Review July 2006, P. 38-39
The majority of platforms in the North Sea were designed for an operating life of 25 years. Several of these are now approaching 40 years old and many more are being considered for a further extension of life by up to 20 years. Dr Peter Millar, Lloyd’s Register Technical Services, explains how many of the problems from which such ageing platforms suffer can be prevented with increased inspection and maintenance regimes.