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  1. There is growing concern regarding the fate of oil and gas facilities that are abandoned as a result of declining production. This paper gives a brief introduction to the use of components from oil and gas platforms to form one or several artificial…
  2. Against a background where a sharp division of stakeholder opinion exists between proponents and opponents, I provide an evaluation of the rigs-to-reefs concept in the North Sea in terms of abandonment legislation, scientific foundation, and…
  3. Biofouling on ships' hulls and other man-made structures is a major economic and technical problem around the world. In recent decades, the development and growth of the offshore oil and gas industry has led to increased interest in, and studies on…
  4. Inspection videos of four offshore platforms in the central and northern North Sea were used to study the development of fouling communities on clamps and guides of oil export risers over an 11-y period (1989-2000). Results from multivariate…
  5. This study examined the fouling organisms on the legs of offshore oil platforms at two sites in the southern Arabian Gulf (offshore Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates). 100% of the metal structures was colonized by encrusting organisms. Both the number…
  6. We report the presence of 3 exotic invertebrate species inhabiting offshore oil and gas platforms on the Pacific offshore continental shelf (POCS) of central and southern California, USA. These exotic species occur in high cover or density and may…