Shell prepares to deploy large tension leg platform in Gulf

06/5/2013 | FuelFix.com

Royal Dutch Shell is preparing to deploy its Olympus tension leg platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The 406-foot-tall platform, which is capable of operating in water depths of up to 5,000 feet, will work at Shell's Mars B project off the coast of Louisiana. "Instead of gravity, we are using buoyancy to create the tension," said Kelly Bowen, the project's principal construction engineer.

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