Ninian Northern Deepwater Coral Discovery Rekindles Rigs To Reefs Debate

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A discovery of “deepwater coral” on the legs of the Ninian Northern platform has rekindled a debate on whether oil installations should be fully removed from the seabed.

By Ryan Duff

18/08/2022, 7:00 am Updated: 18/08/2022, 10:18 am

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A discovery of “deepwater coral” on the legs of the Ninian Northern platform has rekindled a debate on whether oil installations should be fully removed from the seabed.

Lophelia Coral, a cold-water species that grows in the deep waters, has been recovered from the 40-year-old structure which was removed from the sea earlier this year by the Pioneering Spirit heavy lift vessel.

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