Actas de congresos
Decommissioning Offshore Oil And Gas Fields
Proceedings - Spe Annual Technical Conference And Exhibition. , v. , n. , p. 3781 - 3793, 2001.
Decommissioning offshore oil and gas production systems have been progressively increasing the concern of the industry, government and interest groups through the last years. There are at least two reasons for this sudden regard. First, it is the maturing of several oil and gas fields around the world in recent years. Second, it is the growing impact of environmental concerns in international affairs. Despite several works published address to some techniques and to potential problems and risks related to decommissioning offshore oil and gas production installations, its procedures are in some extent an innovative issue, especially in the case of deep-water fields such as the Brazilian ones. 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