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Oceanographic Instrumentation: Measurement, Process & Analysis
Editor’s Note ach edition of MTR affords us the opportunity to examine more closely not just the new and emerging technology being developed globally, but also the real
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Tel: (561) 732-4368; Fax: (561) 732-6984 and removing offshore energy structures that have been in place for decades is fraught with a number of logistical, technical, ? nancial and environmental
PUBLISHER issues all balled into one. Her ? rst feature, “Cold Comfort for Future Decommissioning”
John C. O’Malley starts on page 20 and focuses on the environmental bit, speci? cally examining the chal- email@example.com lenges of removing a structure that has become ‘home’ to so much marine life, a particu- larly slippery slope when the marine life if endangered and protected. Her second report
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Gregory R. Trauthwein starting on page 26 looks at the business of decommissioning, and in a word, business will firstname.lastname@example.org be booming for the coming generation. Looking at the UK North Sea alone it is estimated that in the coming decade, more than $20 billion is forecast to be spend on decommission-
Justin Manley, U.S. ing offshore oil and gas facilities. For anyone still searching for ‘good news’ and revenue
Elaine Maslin, Aberdeen offshore, look into decommissioning.
Tom Mulligan, Ireland
Claudio Paschoa, Brazil
But this edition is not only about breaking things down, it’s about building them up, and
William Stoichevski, Oslo
Oceaneering – under the guise of Martin McDonald, SVP, ROVs – has built the larg- est ROV presence in the world with a ? eet of 275 work class ROVs, 60 observation class
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