Brent Spar was damaging to our reputation: despite the support of independent scientists for our proposals, we did not win public acceptance.  We recognised that we needed to change our approach – not just to offshore decommissioning in the UK, but to how we conduct our operations everywhere.

Here you can download the historical archive of the decommissioning of the Brent Spar including press releases and articles published at the time.

Read Brent Spar Archive

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