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From rigs to riches

From rigs to riches

Oil executives don’t like to talk about “clean-up operations”. The phrase tends to conjure images of 10-mile spillages, crude-slicked gulls and outraged fishing communities. Yet for the UK hydrocarbon industry in 2017, cleaning up is fast becoming the only subject on the agenda. This isn’t about crude tankers that have run aground, but involves a clean up of unprecedented proportions: the decommissioning of the fields that heralded the dawn of production from the UK Continental Shelf.

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