The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 75 (1997) > Issues > Issue 5 > Development of North Sea Fixed Platforms
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Development of North Sea Fixed Platforms

This paper briefly reviews the evolution of bottom-supported fixed North Sea structures over the last 30 years and provides historical data for future trends. Given the relatively short timespan, the development of North Sea platforms and their supporting structures has been quite remarkable, with major benefits to the United Kingdom of self-sufliciency in oil and gas, large tax revenues to the Exchequel; and employment for 10s of 1000s of people. W.G. Laver

Author(s): Laver, W G

Keywords: offshore structures;design;history;loads;codes of practice;materials