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Danish minister considers letting oil platforms stay in North Sea

It's an interesting perspective presented by environmental researchers recommending to let oil platforms stay in the North Sea after operations cease, says Danish Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities Dan Jørgensen to EnergyWatch. But the ocean must not become a dumpster, he adds.

We must listen to those researchers saying that it's sensible to let oil platforms remain in the North Sea after they stop producing oil, says Danish energy minister Dan Jørgensen. | Photo: Jacob Ehrbahn

If you've ever visited a drilling platform, you know that the heavy steel constructions are home to a particular kind of community. All its members wear helmets and uniforms on deck, their hands are on railings everywhere they go, and phones are all left in lockers.

Employees – usually a wide spread of nationalities – work in rotations, staying offshore for weeks at a time in close proximity to each other, where they work in shifts.

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