Explosives could still have a big part to play in cutting costs, saving time and reducing the environmental impact of decommissioning, an engineer has said.
David Lindsay, who worked in oil and gas as an explosives engineer for over a decade, is calling for an open discussion about reinstating their use.
“We’re saying: at least give us a chance to speak to you, then make your decision,” Mr Lindsay said. “We’re hearing people in the industry say ‘we can’t use explosives unless we’ve exhausted every other cutting method’. Why would you leave something that works as the last resort?”
“We want to try and educate people a bit more. We want to engage with the environmental bodies. We want to make people realise: don’t be afraid to use explosives.”
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