Shell touts Ursa platform in Gulf

12/27/2012 |

Royal Dutch Shell touted its Ursa tension leg platform in the Gulf of Mexico, which in 2009 was selected by the Guinness Book of Records as the tallest structure in the world. The platform's visible structure measures about 400 feet, but when its mooring tendons are factored in, it measures about 4,285 feet. Conditions at the site and engineering expertise prompted Shell to secure the platform with tension legs.

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