Not everyone is an advocate of Oil & Gas production. For many the idea of drilling and pumping and bleeding the Earth dry of its ‘synovial fluids’ is quite abhorrent. There is a whole new future ahead ~ a future of solutions towards better ways ~ cleaner living and sustainable enterprise.
Decommissioning of Oil and Gas platforms will be the ‘bread and butter’ for many in the near future. An example of how platforms can be put to good use can be seen in the bay of Brunei Darussalam at the ‘Oil Rig’ Reef.
It has become a ‘playground for underwater growth’ where superstructures have offered good holdfasts for some of the largest Gorgonian fans that I have ever seen.
These ‘Melitheid’ Gorgonians (genus Melithaea) drape down from the shallows like huge curtains ~ trapping particulate matter and filtering sweeping currents free of its ‘planktivorous bounty’.